AQI Today; Indian Metros Breathing Poor, Delhi-NCR Fares Worst
After a brief period of respite, air quality has crossed the hazardous mark again in the national capital region.
After a brief period of respite, air quality has crossed the hazardous mark again in the national capital region. While the numbers ranged between 300-500 PM2.5 in most parts of Delhi NCR, the pollution was at 901 in ITI Jahangirpuri area and 696 in Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering.
The Supreme Court recently ordered to partially lift the ban on construction activities between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM in the Delhi-NCR region.
Here’s what the numbers mean. The World Health Organisation identifies pollution levels are ranging from:
- 0 - 50: Good. Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- 51-100: Satisfactory. Air quality is acceptable; may be a moderate health concern for sensitive people.
- 101-200: Moderate. Sensitive groups (with lung, heart diseases) may experience health issues.
- 201-300: Poor. Everyone may begin to experience health issues like respiratory problems.
- 301-400: Very Poor. Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is likely to be affected.
- 401-500: Severe. Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health issues.
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