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Air Quality is “Severe” In Delhi – Don’t go out

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Air Quality is “Severe” In Delhi.

This is What is advised by the doctors – Don’t go out

Small babies, young children, pregnant ladies and even elderly people are also more likely to get affected. There is a huge possibility that they can develop health problems. Long-term exposure to high levels of dust may cause adverse and ill effects on their health. The doctors have recommended that people in National Capital Region should stay indoors during this time. They should avoid going outdoors as much as possible.

“People with respiratory conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD) or emphysema even small increases in dust concentration can make their symptoms worse”, Rk Singal of the BLK Super Speciality Hospital said today.

Air Quality is "Severe" In Delhi - Don't go out

The air quality in the National Capital Region has reached the average PM 10 levels of over 800 today. This is over 4x the average air pollution recorded in June 2018. It has deteriorated to the “severe” level due to a dust storm in NCR region. This is the reason why doctors have cautioned people with respiratory conditions to watch out and to avoid going out at all.

There is a development of thick blanket of dust and haze which has enveloped Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region (NCR). The air quality has gone rapidly down to the  “severe” level. The pollution masks are back and people have been advised to stay at home.

The dusty conditions and haze are very much likely to be present for a few more days in Delhi (NCR).

Air Quality is "Severe" In Delhi - Don't go out

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The city continues to crawl under the scorching heat and dust again today. The kept on maintaining the average 33 degrees Celsius in the morning, which is five notches above the average season temperature. Whats worst is that it is likely to go up till 41 degrees.

It is also believed that the dust storm is likely to continue over Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh in the next 48 hours. It is also expected that the wind speed will be reaching 2,5­35 kmph.

With the likeliness of thundershowers over parts of northwest India, the density of dust loading is likely to decrease from tomorrow evening.

The PM10 level, presence of particles with diameter less than 10mm, was beyond severe at 796 in Delhi-NCR and 830 in Delhi particularly, leading to hazy conditions.

The air quality index (AQI) between 0-50 is considered “Good”, 51-100 “Satisfactory”, 101-200 “Moderate”, 201-300 “Poor”, 301-400 “Very Poor”, and 401-500 “Severe”.

Source

https://indianexpress.com

https://timesofindia.com