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NEW DELHI: Delhi's air quality turned 'very poor' on Monday and is predicted to deteriorate further with calm winds and low temperature allowing accumulation of pollutants.The city's air quality index (AQI) was 307. The 24-hour average AQI was 268 on Sunday. It was 231 on Saturday, 137 on Friday, 302 on Thursday and 413 on Wednesday.An AQI between zero and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor", and 401 and 500 "severe".The winds were calm at night time. During the day, the maximum wind speed is expected to be 10 kmph, according to the India Meteorological Department.Winds are predicted to slow down further. Therefore, Delhi's air quality is likely to deteriorate further and remain in the poor to very poor category over the next two days, it had said earlier.The minimum temperature was 6.9 degrees Celsius on Sunday and the maximum is expected to settle around 26 degrees Celsius, the weather department … [Read more...] about Delhi’s air quality turns ‘very poor’, AQI makes for grim reading
“The minimum temperature is likely to remain between 6-8 degrees Celsius over the coming week. Usually, such a drop in temperature is observed from December 20-22, but this year it is likely in the first two weeks of the month itself. It may impact air quality, as wind speed is likely to turn calm around December 4-5,” said a senior IMD scientist. … [Read more...] about Delhi AQI deteriorates further, stays in poor category at 294
The National Capital has once again slipped into the ‘very poor air quality’ category and with anti-pollution measures being taken to bring down the severity, the exposure to pollutants is still a major risk factor for developing lung cancer. Air pollution levels can put a healthy human being at a huge risk in terms of pulmonary health. Dr Chandragouda D, Director and HOD medical Oncology, Akash Hospital, Delhi says “Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world and the vast majority is caused by tobacco smoking but even in the absence of the habit of smoking, present air quality in Delhi is equivalent to inhaling the smoke of at least 30 cigarettes a day. So, environmental causes of cancer, including air pollution, has become a major concern too.” Dr. Chandra further said that high levels of air pollution triggers the development of diseases like Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Acute bronchitis; more than 10 million cases has … [Read more...] about Lung cancer awareness month: Is pollution responsible for Lung Cancer?
Besides, only two ‘moderate’ air days were recorded this year -- November 17 (171) and November 27 (137). In November 2019, three ‘moderate’ days were seen -- November 27 (134), November 28 (106), November 30 (193) -- as well as a ‘satisfactory’ day (84) on November 29. … [Read more...] about Pollution in November 2020 up from last year, shows CPCB data