Monday, Aug 15, 2022 | Last Update : 06:13 AM IST

  Smog is bad for your bones too

Smog is bad for your bones too

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Nov 6, 2016, 1:34 am IST
Updated : Nov 6, 2016, 1:34 am IST

As the national capital continues to battle severe air pollution post Diwali, health experts warn that continuous smog cover will adversely affect the bone cell, apart from other health complications.

As the national capital continues to battle severe air pollution post Diwali, health experts warn that continuous smog cover will adversely affect the bone cell, apart from other health complications. They claimed that atmospheric air pollution (especially high tropospheric ozone content) may play a significantly independent role in the development of Vitamin D deficiency in human population.

Health experts said that the Vitamin D insufficiency not only weakens our bones but also impacts our health in many different ways. Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist of AktivOrtho, Dr Sonu Singh, believes that the increasing level of atmospheric pollution leads to the rising number of people in the world who are Vitamin D deficient and who are indirectly or directly exposed to several poor health issues. “Toxic substances, stored in or deposited on bones, are a threat to human health,” said Dr Singh. Experts claimed that as winter season approaches, pollution gangs up with fog to create smog that stop sun rays from reaching human skin for the formation of Vitamin D.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi