Delhi's air quality plunges to 'very poor' category, likely to worsen in next two days due to western disturbance, says Skymet
Apart from Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad too are going to be impacted by the worsening air quality.
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Delhi records this year's lowest pollution level after spell of rain, but air quality remains in 'very poor' category
Pollution in Delhi reduced significantly on Sunday after rainfall washed away pollutants and cleansed the air, authorities said. The city's air quality has been oscillating between the upper range of the 'very poor' and 'severe' category for the past two weeks.
Delhi's air quality worsens with fall in temperature; authorities warn of increasing pollution level in next two days
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 377 in Delhi, the highest pollution level in nearly 20 days.
Known risk factors include smoking, drinking, human papillomavirus and the chewing of betel quid.
Delhi’s smog may have made national headlines in early November 2016 – when air-quality levels exceeded by 40 times safe limits set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) – and subsequently receded from public attention.
It’s not for the first time that Delhi has witnessed such egregious air quality; it’s almost a decade since Delhi’s air quality gradually started worsening to alarming levels.