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Artificial Lung Installation

Artificial Lung Installation exercise was aimed at showing the effect of air pollution on your lungs through a real life model.

Lung Installation to Demonstrate the Impact of Air Pollution in Delhi

An installation depicting human lungs retrofitted with HEPA filters and a fan that mimics breathing was placed at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital as part of a campaign launched by the Help Delhi Breathe Initiative, Lung Care Foundation and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi from 3rd – 13th November, 2018. As you can see in the images above, the colour was choke white on Day1, but started turning grey within 24 hrs and turned completely black in 10 days time (picture above). The same air is being breathed by all residents of Delhi and one can imagine the amount of toxins which will be getting deposited in lungs.

These toxins not only damage lung, but also get absorbed into blood circulation and affect every organ in the body especially heart brain, and reproductive organs. Though it affects everyone, the effect is worse in children, pregnant ladies and elderly people.

Media Coverage


Indian Express

Nov 06, 2017

In two days, Delhi’s air can affect lungs, say doctors


The lungs at the hospital are fitted with white Hepa filters, which are the same as those used in face masks, and have fans inside to pull in the air.

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The Logical Indian

Nov 09, 2017

Defying SC Order, Delhi Bursts Crackers All Night Long, Chokes The Next Day


With people openly defying the Supreme Court order of bursting crackers within a particular 2-hour window, our capital city has been left choking and coughing.

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RTE

Nov 13, 2017

Delhi ‘lungs’ turn brown in days


A pair of artificial lungs put up in New Delhi to demonstrate the lethal effects of smog have turned a sickly dark brown within ten days of their installation, underscoring the city’s pollution crisis.

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Disease, Disability and Death in millions, is the direct consequence of breathing Such polluted air.

A brief press conference was held at the auditorium of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The panellists included Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Kumar, Founder & Managing Trustee, Lung Care Foundation & Chairman, Centre for Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital; Dr. S.P. Byotra, Vice-Chairman, Board of Management, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Mrs. Bhavreen Kandhari, Member, My Right to Breathe and mother of twin daughters, who is greatly affected by the problem. The session was convened by Ms. Reecha Upadhyay, Campaign Director, Purpose.

Students from Bal Bharati Public School, Ganga Ram Hospital Marg and Salwan Public School, Rajinder Nagar representing the children’s community across the city, also joined the launch event with some posters stating their plight because of the poor air quality in the city. The process of change in the colour of lungs was documented through photographs, media attention and getting the public to witness the transformation of our lungs when we breathe dirty air in Delhi.

Glimpses

We continue to work on us towards our vision through collaboration with Schools, RWAs, PSUs, Healthcare Providers, Corporate Houses, Start-Ups & Other Healthcare professionals to make maximum impact and work towards the
“Care & Cure of 2.6 Billion Lungs of India”.

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