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Air quality in New Delhi deteriorates as pollutant levels increase drastically

The pollution levels in the national capital is reaching alarming heights. As per the reports from the government's air quality monitoring systems, these levels might decline in the coming days. Nine out of the 17 Central Pollution Control Board stations in Delhi have recorded the air quality index of Delhi as "poor".

The presence of ultra fine particles like PM2.5 and PM10 are marked at a daily average of 178 and 94 micrograms per cubic meter. As per the SAFAR forecast, the level of particulate matter (PM) in the air is expected to cross the prescribed levels. This drop in air quality follows the worst ever smog the city had ever seen in 2016, when PM levels reached 999. Extended exposure to such air can cause a number of breathing difficulties.

Updated Date: Oct 06, 2017 19:23 PM

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