Breathing in the new era: The global call against industrial air pollution

Haoxuan Yu, Izni Zahidi, Chow Ming Fai, Dongfang Liang

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Abstract

In the wake of rapid industrial and technological advancements, a pressing question emerges: Has this progress spawned new forms of industrial pollution, or has it simply amplified the already existing ones? The answer, it appears, encompasses both scenarios. Technological evolution has indeed escalated the scale and intensity of traditional pollutants, it has also introduced new, unprecedented types of industrial pollution. These developments highlight a critical aspect of environmental concern: air pollution, a longstanding adversary, now poses even greater risks to public health in its evolved form. This dual impact of technology on air pollution underscores a worrying trend. Traditional pollutants have become more concentrated and widespread due to enhanced industrial capabilities, while novel pollutants, born out of new technologies, add an additional layer of complexity to the environmental challenges we face. The consequences of this multifaceted pollution are profound, affecting air quality and, consequently, human health on a global scale.1 This situation calls for heightened awareness and proactive measures to mitigate air pollution's impact, emphasizing our collective responsibility for environmental protection.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100049
Number of pages1
JournalThe Innovation Medicine
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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