You have often heard and seen that some people without any alcohol or cigarette habit are dangerous and life threatening like lung cancer, asthma, liver problem and kidney failure. Diseases fall prey to it. By going to the doctor, they find out what is the disease, but it is difficult to find out what is the real root cause of that disease, that is, what caused that disease. Was there such harmful thing in his food, due to which he became ill, or the water he drinks and the air he breathes are contaminated. Now this thing has been ascertained. He is also at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi. In fact, a research conducted in the recently opened Ecotoxicology Lab at AIIMS is finding the root of diseases. For the first time in this lab, a research conducted on about 200 people found that 32 out of 200 people had harmful chemicals in their body. Dangerous heavy metals such as fluoride, arsenic and mercury are present in these chemicals.
AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria said that pollution levels in the atmosphere are constantly increasing, due to which not only air and water, but also fruits and vegetables are getting contaminated. Because of this, the risk of such dangerous and deadly chemicals and heavy metal is found in your body. AIIMS doctors also said that due to increasing pollution levels, the presence of pesticides has been found in cord blood of some newborns. This means, our future generations will be vulnerable to diseases caused by dangerous chemicals like pollution and pesticides. This is the first such lab in the world. Which is exploring the scientific link between disease and harmful elements present in the environment and the effect of pollution. Depending on the symptoms, during the checkup, if the doctor feels that there may be any harmful substance in the patient’s body, he will be referred to the lab for a test, after which the test report will be received in just two days. In this lab it will be possible to test for harmful elements like fluoride and also for heavy and harmful metals like mercury, arsenic and lead.