Delhi’s air quality severe for third day, mild rain adds to pollution woes


Delhi’s air quality severe for third day, mild rain adds to pollution woes

Thick haze engulfed Delhi Wednesday as air quality in the national capital remained ‘severe’ for the third consecutive day with mild rains further adding to pollution woes, authorities said.

The Central Pollution Control Board or CPCB recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 413. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’ and 401 and 500 ‘severe’. The AQI on Monday was recorded at 412 and on Tuesday it was at 415.

According to experts, even healthy people find it hard to breathe when air quality level is at ‘severe’ and doctors advise physical activity to be kept at a minimum. Read More

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