Mexicali is leader in respiratory deseases related to air pollution

Mexicali is leader in respiratory deseases related to air pollution

Nov 13, 2017

“The city of Mexicali has the highest number of diseases related to air pollution, which usually doubles during the winter season”, declared environmental authorities.

Lourdes Sandoval Nolasco, of the Directorate against Health Risks, warned that the incidence of diseases related to pollution in Mexicali, is twice as much as in Tijuana.

“The Ministry of Health keeps a record of diseases related to air quality, with a special focus on those related to air pollution,” Sandoval Nolasco commented.

Among the diseases she counted the ARIs (Acute Respiratory Infections), ischemic heart, asthma, premature deaths and other diseases such as otitis, that is related to the ear.

“According to the geographical conditions of Mexicali, Los Santorales and La Progreso are the most vulnerable areas, since these communities are located at a lower level (above sea level), therefore, the pollutants settle there”, Sandoval revealed.

Source: Dirección contra Riesgos Sanitarios de la Secretaría de Salud de Baja California

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