The number of days in which the pair turns black will indicate the level of air toxicity in the state capital. The artificial lungs will turn black on the presence of high particulate matter.“The HEPA filters and fans used in the structure make these lungs work like human respiratory system. LUCKNOW: An artificial pair of lungs was installed in Jhandi park opposite Lucknow Municipal Corporation on Thursday to monitor the air pollution level in the city.To make people visualise the quality of air and the impact of air pollution on health, the artificial lungs installed for 10 days will inhale and exhale ambient air round the clock.Two exhaust fans blow the air into the lungs made of white high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters which trap the pollutants while the air passes out. When these lungs start changing colour, it will make people understand the impact of air pollution,” said head of respiratory department, King George’s Medical University, Dr Surya Kant.He said earlier only lungs of smokers were found with black or grey spots during examination, but now most patients suffering from respiratory problems have dark lungs due to high pollution levels.In New Delhi, the artificial lungs had turned black in just six days.
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