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Exposure to airborne ultrasound causes head related diseases

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New Delhi: Places like railway station, museums, sports stadium, libraries, schools has higher expose to airborne ultrasound which can lead to diseases like nausea, dizziness, migraine, fatigue and tinnitus.

According to the university of Southampton, people are being exposed to airborne ultrasound without their knowledge in public places. Loudspeakers, door sensors, public addressing system can generate airborne ultrasound in public places.

Professor Tim Leighton collected readings of very high frequency/ultrasonic VHF/US fields in several public buildings using smartphones and tablets equipped with an app. The findings were then calibrated with two or three independent microphone and audio data systems.

Study author Professor Tim Leighton found that members of the public were exposed to VHF/US levels over 20 kHz, which is the threshold of the current guidelines.

People who are unaware of this airborne exposure are complaining, for themselves and their children.

One in 20 people between the age of 40-49 years is suffering from hearing threshold that is a minimum of 20(DB) which becomes more sensitive at 20KH than that of people aged between 30-39.

Five percent of the People between the age of 5-19 are likely to have 20KH threshold that of 60(DB) more sensitive than the median for the 30-39 year age group.

The current reports are not capable for fighting with the mass exposure, which a large number of people is facing. Current guidelines are not meeting the requirements for such a large public who is being exposed to airborne ultrasound. These guidelines are roughly collected on the basis of small groups’ mainly male adults.

Over a period of time, many workers are being exposed to occupational industrial ultrasound through industrial devices for cleaning and drilling which affects them negatively.

It’s very much necessary that suffers can able to identify whether they are suffering from  VHF/US exposure or not. The lack of research states that it is not possible to prove or disprove the health risk of public.(IANS)(Image-huffingtonpost)

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Physicians Happy While Traders in Shock on Ban on E-Cigarettes in India

With the Union Cabinet directing a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country, physicians welcomed the step while e-cigarette traders expressed shock and anger

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A man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette, Aug. 28, 2019. VOA

With the Union Cabinet directing a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with complete suspension of their manufacturing, import, export, distribution and storage, physicians welcomed the step while e-cigarette traders expressed shock and anger over the decision.

“Although, e-cigarettes are little less lethal then the conventional cigarettes, we cannot shun away the fact that it contains harmful ingredients. These chemicals can potentially affect the lungs and overall health of the individual in the long run,” Rajesh Chawla, Senior Pulmonologist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, told IANS.

Industry body TRENDS which represents importers, distributors and marketers of ENDS, or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems in India, termed the decision to ban e-cigarettes “ironic and erratic”.

“This ban on e-cigarettes on the basis of ‘selective sourcing of scientific and medical opinion’ and without holding a single stakeholder meeting is nothing short of a complete murder of democratic norms,” said Praveen Rikhy, Convenor, TRENDS (Trade Representatives of ENDS).

“All our representations sharing best practices from other countries – 70 developed countries have allowed regulated sale of e-cigarettes, have been completely ignored. We will now initiate a formal campaign to help MPs understand the issue, clarify misapprehensions and misinformation spread by lobby groups and support the farmer groups who see the growth of the e-cigarette sector as a global market opportunity for nicotine,” Rikhy said.

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The Donald Trump administration on September 12 said that it plans to ban the sale of non-tobacco-flavoured e-cigarettes in the US following six deaths. Pixabay

While e-cigarettes have been marketed as a way for adults to quit conventional smoking, a recent outbreak of lung illness associated with use of vaping products in the US has raised concerns about the safety of these products.

The Donald Trump administration on September 12 said that it plans to ban the sale of non-tobacco-flavoured e-cigarettes in the US following six deaths linked to vaping.

Health authorities have documented a total of 450 cases involving e-cigarettes, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which issued a health warning against vaping.

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“I entirely support the idea of a ban on e-cigarettes; it is a step in the right direction,” Manoj Luthra, CEO, Jaypee Hospital in Noida, told IANS.

“E-cigarettes have been projected as a means to help people to quit smoking tobacco and also being non-polluting. However, these have their own health hazards and are addictive as well. These contain nicotine and other chemical vapours which will certainly have ill effects on the heart and lung and other organs as well,” he said. (IANS)