SDG Awareness Workshop at Pt. Ravi Shankar University

SDG ASDG Awareness Workshop at Economics Department of Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur Chhattisgarh

Raipur (November 2018):  Awareness is the primary step for sustainability. The SDGvolunteers of Society for Sustainable Development created an awareness program on Sustainable Development at the #Economics Department at Pt, Ravishanka Shukla University, Raipur(C.G). This initiative was taken to make youth aware about the present condition of our #environment. It was an informative seminar that discussed about the man-made environmental issues while also instilling a sense of hopefulness for the future. Visual presentations were given by Mr. Junaid Wahab Khan, Mr. Rajesh Loiya, Ms. BabitaPandey, Ms. Kriti Shrivastava, to make students understand better. The seminar was conducted to know how many of them are aware and how much they are aware and how they can connect with nature and help us to achieve sustainability.

During the workshop students were motivated to connect with nature and achieve their financial goals keeping in mind the eco-inclusivity.

Various interactive videos was also been shared with students including #Beforetheflood, #HowForestHeal #Carbon #SDGGoals along with project and campaigns launched under #SustainableIndia mission.

It was very surprising to know the unawareness of youngsters towards sustainable practices and eco- inclusivity but students were interested in joining their hand with us to achieve such goals, specifically #SustainableDevelopmentGoal  #SDG8  i.e. #DecentWorkandEconomicGrowth.

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Largest SDG awareness ride for Gender Equality by SDG Volunteers

Ride with Pride for Gender Equality !

Sunday – 10th March 2019
Raipur… Chhattisgarh…. India !


In order to accelerate Sustainable Development, there is a need to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls. It is a basic human right and helps drive economic growth and development.
Infinity Riders together with Society for Sustainable Development , 93.4 My Fm, Narayana Hospital, Fun sports Management, 04 Wanderers, farm club restro , Hotel Celebration and sustainable tourism network promoted SDG 5 Gender Equality for celebrating the moment of Women’s Day by initiating a bike rally under the banner “Ride with Pride”.


Raipur the capital city of Chhattisgarh became the first city to promote United Nations Sustainable Development Goals under “Sustainable India Mission” Wherein more than 150 male and female bikers spent their day as SDG Volunteers and gave their contribution.


Rally was started after felicitating the chief guests around 9:00am from Marine drive, Raipur and was ended smoothly at Farm Club Restro, Atal Nagar, Raipur. After reaching the destination all the riders enjoyed breakfast. The sun was scorching yet the fun was the first thing for all the riders. On stage activities was superbly ‘handled by My Fm Rjs. There the riders were capturing the moments, endorsements and enjoying togetherness. Before returning to the city for lunch , a bike stunt show was conducted which was superbly performed by experts giving goose bumps to the crowd.
All the riders then had lunch at the Hotel Celebration, Raipur which was, obviously, delicious. And the program ended with the prize ceremony and with grateful hearts.


Women are in no way less than men, and yes, they can ride bikes as well! All the girls took this step into a new womanhood with strength and intention and, of course, the men of Raipur played a vital role in promoting their sisters, wives and daughters for Gender Equality.

If you are too passionate to achieve sustainable development join Sustainable India Mission ….

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SDG Internship Program by SSD session 2018

SDG Internship Program 2018 Organised by Society For Sustainable Development.

June 2018 Raipur : The first internship program was conducted by the Society for Sustainable Development in which Student of Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur and ITM University, Raipur participated during the month of June-August. The main task of the interns was to create awareness among the people of Raipur about the Sustainable Development Goals. They were also given different tasks along with participated in many activities :

  • Environment and sustainability survey
  • Public awareness campaign towards SDG’s
  • Study waste management system in Raipur
  • Heritage study
  • Connect with Nature

 

Yearly newsletter Volume I

Volume I | March -2018

THE SOCIETY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Formed by a group of like-minded individuals with the intention to make an impact in the lives of the common man, SSD has been conceived with a common belief: “Reduce Carbon Footprints by Changing the Consciousness of the Human Society”.
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Sustainable Survey Ride

 SDG Volunteer Mrinal, on his MTB cycle pedalled his way through various districts of Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh to bring awareness among the people to adopt sustainable practices and to analyze through a survey the social and environmental issues and developments of the region.

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Awareness Campaign 

A team headed by SDG Volunteer Sanobar Khan traversed the villages of Chhattisgarh to foster the vision of Mahatma Gandhi of clean India and Swachh Bharat mission of government of India.
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Freedom to Breathe

A seven year old girl, Adeena along with other children of Raipur grapples with air pollution problem daily because their city is among the most polluted cities of the world. She initiated Freedom to Breathe campaign to raise awareness among the people of Raipur.
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Har Ghar Tulsi Abhiyan

Tulsi (Holy Basil) is not confined to cultural values but it has lot to offer to human and environment. Tulsi plays a vital role in boosting immunity, fighting bacterial and viral infections, detoxifying body etc. Tulsi is among some of the unique plants which exhales oxygen more 20 hours a day. Having come to know the immense benefits of Tulsi for humans and environment, we have initiated Har Ghar Tulsi Abhiyan to motivate people to plant Tulsi as much as possible.
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SEED AWARDS 2016

Our offshoot enterprise, SUSTAINABLE LIVING, was selected as an Exceptional Eco-inclusive Enterprise by SEED (UNDP, UNEP & IUCN), represented by Moinuddin Ali Khan & Junaid Wahab Khan.
Sustainable Living is a cohesive business and conservation marketing platform for all sorts of eco friendly products and environment consultancy services.
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PROJECT “ADHIYARA”

– A Rural Sustainable Development Program

After independence India had shifted its focus from agriculture to industrialization that propelled India towards the path of development. Especially after new industrial policy 1991, India has seen rapid growth in every sector of economy except agriculture. Gramin Satat Vikas Pariyojana is an endevour to address the issues of farmers by availing them advance technology and financial assistance to make them join the sustainable development which we have named project “Adhiyara”
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Project Haldi – Kanha National Park

Project Haldi – Kanha National Park

THE PROJECT CONCEPT : A survey was conducted to understand social, economic and environmental issues of villages around Kanha National Park . Some of the issues appeared in survey report were excess of MICA prevents villagers to clean drinking water and land does not hold rain water due to this, villages surroundings of Kanha Nation Park is Badly affected by wild animals, low income, unavailability of resources, poor education etc. After having deeply analyzed the issues, we come with a solution that is Haldi.

WHY HALDI : Because of its Multiple Features….

  • Wild animals don’t eat Haldi (Turmeric)
  • Yield is better in organic rather than chemical
  • It don’t get stole
  • Is needs less water
  • It gives 100% return on investment.
  • Disease & pest intensity is low
  • It’s a vulnerable Species among herbal plant
  • and many more ….

As per latest survey report…

  • 80% people don’t have excess to clean drinking water because of MICA.
  • Land mixed with MICA don’t hold rain water for long time
  • Villages surroundings of National park badly effected by wild animals
  • Regular conflicts between human and wild animals in villages surrounding to Kanha National Park of Madhya Pradesh!
  • More than 80% people don’t have excess to proper agriculture knowledge.
  • Very low monthly income of villagers
  • Unavailability of basic resources
  • No access to good education
  • No access to proper sanitation
  • No access to clean drinking water
  • Very less access to medical emergencies

OBJECTIVE :To develop yellow zone at surroundings of various wildlife reserves.

Project Haldi & SDGs

There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals Set by United Nations to be achieved by 2030. This single Haldi project can help achieve different SDGs , some of which are …

PROJECT EXECUTION

014-17               : 3 Years of extensive research on product selection (Implemented)

Mar – Apr 17    : SURVEY was conducted among villagers of different villages. (Executed)

Mar – Apr 17    : Sourcing of SEEDs (Completed)

June –Aug          :  Plantation of SEEDs ( Partial implemented

Feb. 2018       : Project completion of sample prototype.

Technical specification

Seed Rate – 8 Quintal/acre

Field Preparation :

1.Summer ploughing is most in turmeric field

2.20 quintal vermicompost or 15-20 tractor FYM to be used 1 Ha

Time of planting of seeds :

From 2nd week of May to 2nd week of June

System of Planting:

1.Planting is necessary in the raised bed

2.Spacing – 25-30 cm

3.At the time of sowing seed to be used as fertilizer vermicompost, Neemcake, Tricoderma, Psudonomas, Azatobacter, Azospirillum, P.S.B

4.Intercropping like maize,marrigold to be done for extra income of farmers

Yield – 80-150 Quintal/acre

What we are looking ?

  • We wish to invite angel investors under “Adhiyara” Partners for farmers scheme
  • and corporate to support underprivileged farmers of Forest areas under CSR initiative as this project will not help rural farmers to increase their income along with it will help save our wild animals.
  • What will you get ?
  • Investment on return who wish to invest under “Adhiyara”
  • Massive branding and promotion of companies investing under their CSR initiatives.

Who are we ?

Nature Resorts & Organic Farms India Pvt. Ltd – Registered under companies registration act completely dedicated towards adaptation and promotion of organic and traditional

Society For Sustainable Development –SSD is a NON for profit organization registered under society registration act with an aim and objectives towards accomplishment of certain SDG’s set by United Nations.

Sustainable Living Enterprise : Awarded as an exceptional Eco inclusive enterprise by SEED (UNDP, UNEP) is dedicated towards marketing and adaptation of sustainable products and services in day to day life and to motivate people to reduce their individual carbon footprints.

for partnership please write to us :

ssdchhattisgarh@gmail.com

Adhiyara – Partners for farmers

Introduction

After independence India had shifted its focus from agriculture to industrialization that propelled India towards the path of development. Whole development drive had been around cities, people from villages left their agriculture and moved to cities to work in industries. Especially after new industrial policy 1991, India has seen rapid growth in every sector of economy except agriculture, it has been lagging behind. Lacs of acre of land is idle due to unavailability, farmers have land but do not have enough money to buy seeds and fertilizers and water for irrigation. Gramin Satat Vikas Pariyojana is an endevour to address the issues of farmers by availing them advance technology and financial assistance to make them join the sustainable development.

Please scroll down to understand “Why project Adhiyara is very important”

 

We cut down trees to develop farm lands and Industries

 

Now There are  lakh’s of acres of vacant land available “unused”

 

Every year thousands of acres  of fertile land are  getting converted into deserts.

      

Every year thousands of farmers die !
Where in Urban people engaged in virtual gaming
Spending millions of original money in “Virtual world”
Wherein Farmers need very little financial support to grow organic vegetables and grains

 

(* all the above pictures are taken from   *Google photos.)

This is the time to support those- who need the most

Lets be their “Adhiyara” for mutual benefits

“ADHIYARA” – PARTNERS FOR FARMERS

The concept : Local meaning of Adhiyara can be said as a business partner in farming. There are hundreds and thousands of acres of uncultivated land available, “UNUSED” because most of the farmers don’t have enough resources and money to spend: www.adhiyara.com will be an online connecting channel for interested city dwellers willing to have experience in real farming having money to spend. One has to get “Green Account”  to purchase or renting lands and even for purchasing seeds and organic manure. Profit earned or produce will be shared between both ADHIYARA’s.

Manage real farms, real farmers, real equipments with real products
Grow own organic vegetables,fruits, and herbs.
Manage goat, dairy, poultry farms online.
Sell – Donate or Consume
It’s all yours

 

Don’t waste your money & time in virtual games

Play it real over here !

Manage real farms, real labors, real equipment with real organic end products

 

 

Grow your own organic vegetables, fruits, herbs & flowers.

 

Sell – Donate or consume !

Its all yours

HOW DOES IT WORK ?

  1. There should be min. 2 Adhiyara (Partners) one village farmer and one Urban investor.
  2. Village farmer will allot required land as well see towards execution and regular monitoring of crops.
  3. Urban investor need to invest money for seeds, labors , manure and for other required expenses.
  4. The end products will be distributed equally among both adhiyara’s (partners) under monitoring of www.adhiyara.com team.

THE GREEN ICT

1.Real farms will be made available online through mobile app and website.

  1. One can manage and see what happening in their associate farm sitting in home.
  1. The App. Will work just like any virtual farming gaming system
  1. One can trade – donate – or consume their real organic produce among other  Sustainable Living Network associates and members.

Project By :

Partners in Conservation :

Willing to partner, replicate or duplicate this concept

Contact us for more details : ssdchhattisgarh@gmail.com

Green Teachers of Raipur

Green Teachers award is organized by Society of Sustainable Development as a means to recognize and celebrate the excellence beyond education. A root of a good student is strengthened by teacher. A good student should not only excel in studies but also in discipline, humanity, social responsibility and eco friendly. The concept of Green Teacher Award is to recognize those teachers who believe in nurturing students that way. SSD takes this opportunity/pleasure to felicitate Green Teachers from your school who will be nominated by Principals. Awarded Teachers will be attending SSD seminars, workshops and events and will be also our Green Ambassadors.

सोसाइटी फॉर सस्टेनेबल डेवलपमेंट  एक गैर सरकारी संस्था  है जो पर्यावरण और संरक्षण का काम  यूनाइटेड नेशन के सस्टेनेबल डेवलपमेंट गोल्स को मद्देनज़र रखते हुए कर रही है I संस्था द्वारा शिक्षक दिवस के अवसर पर रायपुर शहर के  स्कूलों से ग्रीन टीचर्स अवार्ड के लिए ऑनलाइन नामांकन मंगाए गये  , ग्रीन टीचर्स अवार्ड उन शिक्षकों को दिया जाता है जो अपने विषय के अलावा बच्चों को पर्यावरण और उसके संरक्षण की भी शिक्षा देते है I संस्था ने सबसे पहले दिशा इंटरनेशनल स्कूल के शिक्षकों एल. थॉमस, शुष्रिता पांडा और मैक्लीन सेंटिआगो को पर्यावरण की शिक्षा देने और उनके द्वारा स्कूल में हर्बल गार्डन बनाने के लिए ग्रीन टीचर्स अवार्ड स्कूल के प्राचार्य के हाथों प्रदान किये I दिशा स्कूल के प्राचार्य ने पर्यावरण और सस्टेनेबल डेवलपमेंट गोल्स को पूरा करने  के लिए अहम् योगदान देने का आश्वासन भी दिया है I इसके बाद संस्था जे. आर. दानी कन्या विद्यालय  के शिक्षकों सुरेश चरण अवस्थी और हितेश दीवान को ग्रीन टीचर्स अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया I जे. एन. पांडेय शासकीय विद्यालय के शिक्षकों  आर. आर. पांडा और अजय देशपांडेय को  पर्यावरण की शिक्षा देने  के लिए ग्रीन टीचर्स अवार्ड प्रदान किये I हौली क्रॉस बैरन बाजार के शिक्षकों  एस.एल. तिवारी, ज़ीनत लिरानी और ब्राइटन इंटरनेशनल स्कूल की नेहा सेठी और शोभा सिंह को भी ग्रीन टीचर्स अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया जायेगाI

Green Teachers – Nurturing  Roots for Better Tomorrow

List of Green Teachers_Raipur Chhattisgarh nominated by the Principals:

Mrs. L Thomas Disha International School
Macklin Saintiago Disha International School
Shushrita Panda Disha International School
Suresh Charan Awasthi J R Dani Govt H S School
Hitesh Diwan J R Dani Govt H S School
Mrs. R R Panda J  N Pandey Govt Multipurpose School
Ajay Deshpandey J  N Pandey Govt Multipurpose School
Ms. S L Tiwari Holy Cross Byron Bazar
Mrs. Zeenat Lirani Holy Cross Byron Bazar
Neha Sethi Brighton International School
Shoba Singh Brighton International School

You may also nominate your Green Teacher for phase II.

 

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(Saving the predator: Tigers are what conservationists call “umbrella” species. By saving them, we save everything beneath their ecological umbrella.   | Photo Credit: M_A_SRIRAM –)

Tiger reserves: Economic and environmental win-win

 

The headline in a recent PTI report “Saving 2 tigers gives more value than Mangalyaan”’ was intriguing, since it said that saving two tigers yields a capital benefit of ₹520 crores, while Mangalyaan cost us ₹450 crores. The headline was both exciting and hurtful. Excited by it, I contacted Professor Madhu Verma of the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, and she shared with me both a detailed report of 2015 titled: “Economic Evaluation of Tiger Reserves in India: A VALUE + Approach” (available free on the net as NTCA_Report 2015.pdf) and their recent research publication: “Making the Hidden Visible: Economic Valuation of Tiger Reserves in India” which appeared in the journal Ecosystem Services; 26 (2017): 236-244. Both were eye openers!

Putting a price on Nature and commodifying it may hurt our sensibilities. On the other hand, the authors of the above paper point out that an economic analysis helps in determining the quantity of goods such as fuel wood, and fodder that can be allowed for extraction by local communities, based on trade-offs with other services. Such economic analysis also highlights why such “large” areas are reserved for preserving fierce animals like the tiger, when we need more land for human use.

What is the total amount of land set apart for the 18 ranges as tiger reserves? It is 68,000 square km, which is about 2% of the area of India – set apart for the nation’s pride animal. A tiger reserve is not just for the tiger. The six reserves (Corbett, Kanha, Kaziranga, Periyar, Ranthambore, Sunderbans) that the team has studied house many other animals such as the elephant, rhino, langur, barasingha, mongoose, river dolphin, olive ridley turtle, crocodile — not to speak of the millions of herbs, plants and trees.

What is the point in saving tigers?

Why save this ferocious animal at all? Tigers are what conservationists call “umbrella” species. By saving them, we save everything beneath their ecological umbrella – everything connected to them – including the world’s last great forests, whose carbon storage mitigates climate change. Vidya Venkat has written more about it in this newspaper of April 17, 2016.

What all does a tiger reserve offer? The 2017 paper above lists the following: (1) employment generation, (2) agriculture (incidentally the famous IR-8 rice was discovered from the wild rice plants found in one such reserve), (3) fishing, (4) fuel wood, (5) fodder and grazing, (6) timber, (7) pollination of plants, (8) kendu leaves, (9) carbon storage and sequestration (vital for climate protection against global warming), (10) water and its purification by filtering organic wastes, (11) soil conservation, (12) nutrient cycling, and (13) moderation of extreme events such as cyclone storms, flash floods. Add to these cultural ones like tourism, education, research and development, and spiritual ones (like visiting temples within some of them).

 

The approach, termed VALUE+, that the group uses has two components. The VALUE part indicates that the annual cost of putting together and maintaining the above six tiger reserves is about ₹23 crores. But then, what about the “flow benefits”? Take the Periyar Tiger Reserve as an example. VALUE estimates that this Reserve generates ₹17.6 billion (or ₹1.9 lakhs per hectare) per year. How? For example it helps provide water to Tamilnadu districts, amount to ₹4.05 billions /year. Or, take the famous Corbett Park (which is supposed to have the “maneaters of Kumaon”). Its flow benefit per year is ₹14.7 billion (₹1.14 lakhs per hectare). And it provides water to some parts of Uttar Pradesh (at ₹1.61 billion per year) and Delhi (₹530 million per year). In effect, the ratio of benefits to management costs is anywhere from 200 to 530. It is worth investing and managing reserves! And the + sign part in the study highlights benefits for which a monetary number is currently not possible (such as the “umbrella” mentioned above).

Eye-openers, aren’t they? The <NTCA_Report 2015.pdf> should be made compulsory reading and analysis material for students in economics, business management, environmental sciences and biology. School children in cities should be taken to interact with children and parents near (and in) the reserve areas, and learn from (and respect) them. And we must support efforts to increase and sustain the budget for such reserves – after all they cost but a few crores of rupees per reserve per year. Let us express our deep appreciation to the scientists and conservationist (the unsung heroes and heroines) at the IIFM and similar agencies for their outstanding work!

Now, why the hurt by the PTI headline which said that saving 2 tigers gives more value than Mangalyaan? I felt that this bizarre comparison mocks at ISRO’S efforts. In this connection, I am reminded of the remark made by the famous biochemist Professor Erwin Chargaff during my PhD viva voce exam. He said: “Young man! Why are you studying protein structure when you should be back in India, making sulfuric acid from hay?” What we need in India is both protein structure and sulphuric acid —both Tiger Reserves and Mangalyaan. The latter may not directly help the reserves, but ISRO’S satellite surveys certainly do. Thank you ISRO!

dbala@lvpei.org

 

SOURCE : http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/tiger-reserves-economic-and-environmental-win-win/article19331836.ece

Air pollution -Problem and its solution

 

To get the solution! we need to understand the problem first!

Reasons for air pollution:

  • Increased no of vehicles
  • Smoke from Industries
  • Smoke from household chulhas
  • Industrial pollution
  • Throwing and burning of all types of waste ( plastics, medical )
  • Individual carbon footprints ( the type of food we eat, type of life we live, places we travel, clothes we wear- all signifies our carbon footprints)

Ways to control air pollution!

Although given solutions are same old ignored ones but they are beneficial in short as well as long run.

  • Discontinue all diesel vehicles which are more than 5 years old. Do not register new diesel vehicles.
  • Strict monitoring of  Industries
  • Replace decorative plants with TULSI ( Holy basil plants)
  • Cities like Delhi, Raipur, Agra, Kanpur ensure roof top plantation of Tulsi as much as possible.
  • Convert all abundant gardens into “Phoolwari” the waste management gardens!
  • Segregate waste at its source and manage them in “Phoolwari Gardens”

 

STUDY REPORT ON RAIPUR’S AIR POLLUTION

Raipur the capital city of Chhattisgarh well known for its jewelry and cloth markets. Education and Industrial developments. High class people can be seen in world’s most luxury vehicles. Although not much spread geography but large numbers of shopping mall all round the city can be easily visited.

But apart from all these development, Raipur have a long record of not less 12 years  for being in the top list of Worlds most polluted city.

Various Individuals and organisations are regularly monitoring the ill effects and causes of air pollution in Raipur. Key points are mentioned below !

  • Public and Government Ignorance
  • Role of air direction towards air pollution
  • Huge industrial pollution
  • Burning of hazardous waste in every part of the city
  • Huge no of illegal diesel vehicles moving all across the city
  • Out of control traffic
  • Unmanaged urbanization
  • Illegal felling of trees in the name of road development

although these points can be explained in detailed.  Just open your eyes , move across your city and will notice that our ignorance is the main reason for our problems.

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Human Health Effects of Particular Matter:

Fine particles of less than 3 microns in diameter enter the nose and throat, reach the lungs, and cause breathing problems and irritation of the lung capillaries.

Particulate matter causes respiratory morbidity, deficiencies in pulmonary (lung) functions including decreased lung function (especially in children), and lung cancer with the consequence of increased mortality. Chronically reduced lung capacity (emphysema) among the urban population is also a major risk.

Environmental Effects of Particulate Matter:

The environmental effects of particulate matter include accelerated corrosion of metals, as well as damage to paints, sculptures, and soil-exposed surfaces on man-made structures. The extent of damage depends on the physical and chemical properties of the particulate matter. Particulate matter has also the potential to modify the climate through the formation of clouds and snow. Particles also contribute to acid deposition and may absorb solar radiation and impair/reduce visibility.

(Source: united Nations environment program)

http://www.unep.org/tnt-unep/toolkit/pollutants/facts.html

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EFFECTS OF PARTICULATE MATTER

PM10 and PM2.5 include inhalable particles that are small enough to penetrate the thoracic region of the respiratory system. The health effects of inhalable PM are well documented.

They are due to exposure over both the short term (hours, days) and long term (months,years) and include:

  • respiratory and cardiovascular morbidity, such as aggravation of asthma, respiratory symptoms and an increase in hospital admissions; mortality from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and lung cancer.Mortality from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and lung cancer.

Source: http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/189051/Health-effects-of-particulate-matter-final-Eng.pdf