Delhi Air Pollution: The level of toxic air of Delhi is standing at the mouth of the severe category (AQI), due to which people are facing breathing problems. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi recorded an average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 395 at 8 am on Wednesday, which falls in the very poor category, just five points below the severe category. . For the first time in three months, the AQI entered the very poor category on Wednesday in May.
Delhi last recorded very poor air quality on February 22 with an AQI of 302. In a way, the situation is visible during Diwali. Due to the increasing graph of air pollution, more than a dozen areas of Delhi have been included in the red zone. As per the information, at least 20 of the 38 monitoring stations recorded air quality in the severe category with PM10 (coarse dust particles) being the main pollutant. The worst conditions were recorded in Mundka as the highest AQI figure of 474 at 8 am, followed by Rohini and Bawana at 460 AQI.
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Environmental experts say that the sky turned almost white on Tuesday afternoon due to strong winds, loose soil and local construction debris trapped in sandy particles from the Rajasthan desert at this time. The earliest pollutants were PM 10 particles, which are coarse compared to the more harmful PM 2.5, which is produced mostly as smoke. Its levels reached close to 30 times the safe limit in some parts of the city, while the AQI shot up sharply to 395 on Wednesday.
Experts say that in the current conditions, dust particles can irritate the lungs. These conditions can trigger respiratory problems and worsen existing conditions of patients such as asthma, bronchitis and allergies. The westerly winds also brought dust from Rajasthan at this time, which was reflected in the low visibility of 700 meters on Tuesday. In such a situation, lack of rain and temperature more than 40 degree Celsius has brought this pollution from bad to worse.