Delhi air quality ‘poor’, PM10 recorded at 301, PM2.5 at 162


SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research), in its latest report on Delhi air quality for 12 February, recorded PM10 at 301 and PM2.5 at 162 respectively, categorised at ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ respectively.

It further said that the impact of Fog and relative Humidity would be ‘moderate’.

Adding that there would be no additional cooling in the temperature.
Considering the poor quality of air, SAFAR issued advisory in its website,

Health Advisory: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.!!!

Health Risk: Increasing likelihood of respiratory symptoms in sensitive individuals. Children and elderly at risk. Everyone may begin to experience some level of discomfort.

It further instructed everyone the following, in its website:

-To Stop outdoor activity at early morning and after sunset times.

-To Avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

-Rather go for a short walk instead of a jog and take more breaks.

-To stop any activity level if you experience any unusual coughing, chest discomfort, wheezing, breathing difficulty, or fatigue.

-If the room has windows, close them.

-If the air conditioner provides a fresh air intake option, keep that closed.

-To avoid burning of wood, candles or incense.

-To keep the room clean – don’t vacuum. Do wet mopping to reduce dust.

-Masks known as N-95 or P-100 respirators may only help if you go out.

Meanwhile many other organisations have been devising methods to tackle the environment problem in Delhi, one such organisation gathered in the Indian Habitat Centre to discuss the air pollution crisis ,

NCAP(National Clean Air Programme) is the Government’s initiative to tackle air pollution.


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