Air quality in India’s capital New Delhi remained in the “severe” category for a third straight day on Saturday due to increased stubble fires and vehicle emissions, the country’s main environment monitoring agency said.
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The air pollution reaches a crescendo in Delhi-NCR every winter, when pollution from stubble burning combines with the suspended water droplets in the lower atmosphere to form a thick blanket of noxious smog, thus creating health hazards for the residents.
New Delhi's appalling air quality turned a lot worse over the weekend as Hindus in India's capital burned effigies of the mythological demon king Ravana and lit firecrackers to celebrate the triumph of good over evil during the Dussehra festival.
Nine of the 36 pollution monitoring station in Delhi showed ‘severe’ air quality index on Friday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board’s data.
The protective antioxidants available in the lining of our lungs counter it until they are forced out, after which the pollutants begin attacking the immune system.
Bees are slower, sicker and living shorter lives because of air pollution. A study conducted has shown that the giant Asian honey bee is facing a severe decline.