Four percent population suffer from respiratory problems

Air pollution is known to increase risk for a wide range of ailments

Around four percent of Vietnam’s population suffers from respiratory problems because of pollution in the atmosphere, said the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on October 17 at a meeting on air pollution in the country.

The rate of people with respiratory ailments in high economically developed provinces like Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Hanoi, and Hai Phong is 4-5 times more than in other less developed areas.

Air pollution is known to increase risk for a wide range of ailments.

By Minh Xuan - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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