The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) called on government at all levels to adopt policies that could control air pollution for a healthy environment and prevent respiratory illnesses, such as asthma and other communicable diseases.
NTS Chairman Professor Prince Ele said the NTS has worked since 1980 on the prevention and treatment of respiratory disease through evidence-based research, innovation, education, patient care and advocacy. He said that it was necessary to have good policies in place to make his dreams of existence come true.
Ele made the appeal yesterday in Lagos at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference titled “Lung care, the patient, the practice and the pandemic”. He said the NTS is committed to reducing morbidity and mortality and that the program provides a platform for meaningful interaction, especially during science sessions.
Local organizing committee conference chair Dr Olufunke Adeyeye said this was the second time the association has met since the COVID-19 pandemic and it is worth remembering ” ourselves the impact of environmental pollution on health, especially at a time like this. “
Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency Director General / CEO Dr Adedolapo Fasawe said 70% of air pollution in Lagos State is caused by traffic jams . Therefore, the agency is committed to protecting the environment.
She said: “People should cut down or cut back on what they throw away, volunteer for cleanups in your community, conserve water, choose a sustainable environment, shop wisely, use sustainable light bulbs and plant trees. . “