Sweety Stay Original. 142 Questions 116 Answers 102 Best Answers 783 Points View Profile Sweety Asked: September 4, 20202020-09-04T09:50:32+05:30 2020-09-04T09:50:32+05:30In: UPSC MAINS How does particulate matter cause air pollution? How does particulate matter cause air pollution? How does it affect health? geographygs 3 Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Rajnish Optimist 145 Questions 255 Answers 237 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Best Answer Rajnish Optimist 2020-09-04T09:58:11+05:30Added an answer on September 4, 2020 at 9:58 am PM is the term used for solid or liquid particles emitted to the air. Some particles are large enough to be seen, and others are so small that they can only be detected with an electron microscope. Particulate matter can come from many sources. Generally, any activity which involves the burning of materials or any dust-generating activities are sources of PM. Particulate matter can alter the body’s defense systems against foreign materials, damage lung tissues. It can also aggravate existing respiratory and cardiovascular disease and can lead to cancer. In some cases, PM exposure can even lead to premature death. While strong bouts of pollution can make breathing hard and increase respiratory problems, they also provoke low-grade pulmonary inflammation, accelerating the development of atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease and altering heart function. Particulate matter, therefore, causes serious harm to the body and thus has adverse effect on the health of a person. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about the Silver Distribution in India. Tell us about the Mica Distribution in India.