According to UNEP, 3.8 million people die each year from household air pollution. Air pollution has a profound impact on women, affecting their health, livelihoods, and overall well-being. Women, particularly those living in near industrial zones or in villages, are often exposed to high levels of pollutants due to their daily activities and roles within the household. The effects of air pollution on women’s health are far-reaching, leading to increased risks of respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular diseases, and adverse birth outcomes. It is crucial to address these gender-specific challenges and empower women to participate in decision-making processes to mitigate air pollution and create healthier environments for all.
In this episode, Pooja Ahlawat, a housewife living in Jhajjar, Haryana highlights the need to monitor the air quality index (AQI) and how one can create awareness about air pollution in their community.