Air Quality Today: Delhi Breathes Toxic Air, Schools Shut

AQI Levels in your city: Delhi air continues to be ‘Hazardous’.

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Air Quality Today: Delhi Breathes Toxic Air, Schools Shut

Delhi wakes up to hazardous air and low visibility today. While there is a slight improvement from yesterday, it doesn’t mean much, considering the AQI reading of 472.

Schools will be shut for two days in the national capital region.

Other major cities of the country such as Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Mumbai too breathed ‘unhealthy’ levels of air pollution.

According to a forecast by Safar India, no sudden recovery is expected under this condition at least for the next two days and AQI is likely to deteriorate further towards severe plus category on late Thursday, reported PTI.

Bangalore continues to record ‘moderately’ healthy air with today’s PM2.5 levels recorded at 58.

Check the PM2.5 Levels in your city today:

Air Quality Today: Delhi Breathes Toxic Air, Schools Shut
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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.

If you wish to check the air quality index of your city, click on this link:

(Written with inputs from PTI)

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