Air quality ‘very poor’ in Delhi on Wednesday

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New Delhi: The air quality index in Delhi-NCR has moved from the poor category to the very poor category due to increasing pollution levels day-by-day. It is becoming difficult for people to breathe. The overall air quality index of Delhi was recorded at 354 on Wednesday. At the same time, the AQI was recorded at 424 on Tuesday evening.

According to SAFAR data, the average air quality index (AQI) of PM 2.5 near Delhi airport was 350, while Noida recorded 406, and Gurugram 346. According to experts, the pollution level in the capital is likely to remain in a severe category in the coming days due to stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana.

According to doctors, breathing problems have started increasing in people due to the pollution. This air is especially dangerous for asthma patients. Dr. Narendra Saini told that shortness of breath is being seen in 5 out of 10 patients who reach city hospitals. Pollution will also have two-pronged effects on health. This includes weakening of the lungs and cancer. While advising to prevent this, Dr Saini said that in the coming days, people should exercise by staying indoors. The morning walk should be postponed for now. N95 masks should be worn when moving in public places.

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