Hyderabad: The Institute of Genetics and Hospital for Genetic Diseases conducted a seminar with the topic ‘Beware of the silent killer: Air pollution’ in connection with the World Environment Day with funding from Telangana State Pollution Control Board.
Since its inception in 1978, the institute has been involved in diagnosis and screening of genetic diseases, maintenance of genetic registry and counselling. Several studies and screening programmes have been carried out on different genetic disorders, according to a press release.
As part of the seminar, talks by scientists including B Dinesh Kumar, Scientist G Director grade, NIN on ‘Pollutants and nutrient interactions and health aspects’, K Purushotham Reddy, environmentalist, Osmania University on sustainable development and others.
A talk by C Ramachandraiah, professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, focussed on urban transport and pedestrian. It also focussed on suggestive measures to mitigate the problem, the release added.