Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

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Pollution Causes Series of Serious Diseases

Dear Editor,

The impacts of Dirty weather in Kabul city causes or exacerbate numbers of serious diseases among inhabitants of an air polluted city on daily basis. These diseases include Ischemic Heart diseases, stroke, hypertension, and a number of respiratory disease and birth defects as we see daily in the hospitals. Those who are at highest risk of being affected by air pollution are children, the elderly and patients who already have diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease.

Such pollution existed in Kabul can also affect fetus in the mother's womb. The studies showed that air pollution due to carbon mono-oxide can increase ventricular birth defect which is one of the most serious problems today. This condition is already high in Afghanistan particularly in Kabul.

Knowing the high concentration of carbon mono oxide in Kabul, it is of great concern to us that birth defect is on the rise in Kabul. One can easily say that one of the most affective reasons is due to the rushing numbers of old cars, since there has ever been any serious concern over the old vehicles in Afghanistan very much and at the same time, private cars are also on rise polluting the air more than ever. If the government doesn't concern over this issue, various kinds of disease will surely pollute the whole residents.

Yours Truly

Mohammad Nasim Haidari

Kart-e-Parwan, Kabul