On the occasion of World COPD Day, Blueair hosted one of a kind initiative on advocating people on clean air and lung health. The event was held from 15th to 17th November at Cyber Hub, Gurugram where a Blueair home experience zone was created with the entire range of air purifiers on display. The chief guests for the event were Dr. Naresh Sharma President- Indian Medical Association (IMA)- Gurugram, Dr. Himanshu Garg, senior pulmonologist at Artemis Hospital and Ms. Ruchika Sethi, Well Known environmentalist.
The first day of the event saw over 100 people gather and holding their breath for few seconds to experience the importance of breathing freely and the repercussions it would have if we are unable breathe clean air. There were free lung health checkups conducted by Artemis Hospital. Which were followed by ~10,000 (Ten Thousand) Blueair N95 anti-pollution masks distribution during this entire event.
Air pollution is a major environmental and health problem affecting all age groups. People with medical conditions such as respiratory problems, and children are the most vulnerable to air pollution. The levels of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 have serious health implications such as asthma, bronchitis, chronic respiratory symptoms including, shortness of breath, painful breathing, and premature deaths as these tend to get lodged in the lung and can even enter the bloodstream.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally around 65 million people suffer from moderate to severe COPD. Out of this, 3 million succumbed to COPD in 2005 and experts estimate that by 2030 it will be the third most common cause of deaths.