According to RT TV, the air pollution index measured at the US Embassy in New Delhi in the morning of November 3 was 810 mg / m3 – 30 times the daily safety index of the World Health Organization. is 25.
According to the Air Quality Index (AQI) standard, air quality in the range 0-50 is considered good, 401-500 is serious and over 500 is particularly dangerous. Media also reported that some areas of the city have surpassed record levels.
Schools in the neighboring cities of Noida and Ghaziabad are required to close because of pollution. A total of 32 flights to New Delhi on November 3 also diverted because of limited visibility in the haze.
Every winter, haze becomes a danger to the capital and other cities of India. Haze comes from vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions and fires around farms every time the harvest is completed.
Outraged by the toxic haze surrounding the city, the locals shared alarming images on social networks, displaying the horrific air quality around the residence and appealing to the world. Politicians find ways to solve problems.
Video of haze obscuring visibility in New Delhi on the morning of November 3 (source: RT):
According to a recent study of more than 17,000 people from the Delhi and the Indian Capital Region (NCR), more than 40% of New Delhi residents want to move to another city because of poor air quality.
Regarding the effects of air pollution on health, 13% of the respondents said they had to be hospitalized and 29% had to see a doctor. About 44% had health problems related to pollution but had not seen a doctor or hospital, while only 14% said they did not have any effects.
In a new public health science study, in 2015, pollution claimed the lives of more than 9 million people worldwide, including 2.5 million in India.