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Capital in Danger Zone: Delhi’s air pollution at its peak

By Team YourCoimbatore on 16th November 2021
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The problem of air pollution has increased in Delhi. After Deepavali, respiratory problems have increased in Delhi. Therefore, the number of patients suffering from respiratory problems has increased. Among them, the elderly and children are most affected.

In particular, after Diwali, the situation is so bad that schools are closing due to increased air pollution. Government office workers have been asked to work from home. Many more restrictions have been imposed.

Meanwhile, the number of respiratory patients in Delhi hospitals has increased significantly. People suffer from shortness of breath. According to reports, the number of patients suffering from respiratory problems due to air pollution at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital in Delhi has increased by 8 to 10 percent. Dr. Suresh Kumar said that 10-12 patients come to the hospital every day with difficulty in breathing.

Air pollution has become a major problem after Diwali. In general, the elderly and children are the most affected by pollution. Prolonged high levels of PM 2.5 in the air can affect lung function.

Most of the people in Delhi suffer from shortness of breath and low oxygen levels. Medical experts say growing asthma in children is also a concern. People have also been advised that to protect themselves from air pollution, using masks and avoiding going outside will only protect both.

Logeshwaran J

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