Professor M N Sastry endowment lecture was organized at Andhra University Chemistry department’s conference hall. American Professor Jayanthi Radha Krishna Murthy has delivered key note address in the program. He spoke about ‘An overview of chemical specification of fine particles in the atmosphere. Vice Chancellor Prof. Gollapalli Nageswar Rao had felicitated Krishna Murthy on behalf of the University Staff members and gave him a memento in the presence of Prof. T Shyamala, Basavayya, Siddayya, retired professors and students.
‘As many as 7 million people are losing their precious lives only because of air pollution’ said Krishna Murthy. Asia and Africa continents are taking 91% if this type of deaths in the universe. Micros cells will enter our body through air and causes cancer among humans. If the size of the cell is below one micron then the risk of contracting cancer is very high. Other than cancer asthma, allergy, heart complaints, bronchitis and other forms of ailments also will enters one’s body through air pollution. For this reason we all have to observe the quality of air from time to time and improve it if needed, he added.
As the AQI increases, an increasingly large percentage of the population is likely to experience increasingly severe adverse health effects’ said Nageswar Rao.
An air quality index is a number used by government agencies to communicate to the public how polluted the air currently is or how polluted it is forecast to become’ said School of Chemistry director T Shiva Rao.