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Delhi pollution levels hit their worst in 2018 today


The pollution level in Delhi has hit its utmost high this year in the past two days.

From a severe to emergency rating for the city’s air quality and indicating conditions that can spark a public health crisis.

The main reason stated by the senior government officials is the surge in the amount of toxic smog trapped over New Delhi were unusually cold air, including fog, and a lack of wind.

The conclusion drawn from the same states that the vehicle fumes, pollution from coal-fired power plants and industries, as well as smoke from fires being burned to keep people warm hangs over the city.

As per the data furnished by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) showed the air quality index and the same measured the concentration of poisonous particulate matter, was an average of 449 on Monday, only slightly better than the 450 on Sunday.

Tiny poisonous particulate matter index measures venomous air concentration that are less than 2.5 microns in diameter, which can be carried deep into the lungs.

The previous highest recording this year was 447 on 15 June, when there was a dust storm.

Environmentalists said that inaction by the authorities was inexcusable and a concerted effort was needed to reduce pollution from vehicles and industry.

Delhi-based environmentalist Jha said,

“If this is not an emergency, then what is?”

According to the CPCB Data Conditions are likely to remain severe on Tuesday, a holiday for Christmas. The PM 2.5 level may average above 400 and hit a high of 534 in some places.

A task force headed by the CPCB reported ,

“The situation might improve slightly but is likely to continue in severe category until afternoon of 26 December, when wind speeds will pick up and improve dispersion of pollutants.”


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