This smog is not Chinese, it is 100 per cent Made In India

This smog is not Chinese, it is 100 per cent made in India

Delhi has been blanketed with toxic smog since Diwali when thousands of people burst firecrackers in celebration of the festival. Air quality in Delhi is already very poor but it becomes worst due to open fires, vehicle exhaust fumes, industrial emissions and the burning of crop residues in neighbouring states. China’s capital city Beijing, one of the world’s most polluted metropolis. The density of some harmful particles and droplets in the air has spiked post Diwali and can even reach up to 42 times the safe limit. 

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This smog is not Chinese, it is 100 per cent made in India

A 2015 study found about half of Delhi’s 4.4 million schoolchildren had compromised lung capacity and would never completely recover.

This smog is not Chinese, it is 100 per cent made in India

India has world’s highest rate of death from respiratory disease, according to the World Health Organisation

This smog is not Chinese, it is 100 per cent made in India

Smog released by Diwali firecrackers is worsened by the seasonally cooler temperature and slowing winds.

This smog is not Chinese, it is 100 per cent made in India

PM2.5 particles and droplets are considered to be the most harmful kind of air pollution 

This smog is not Chinese, it is 100 per cent made in India

Short term exposure may lead to coughing, eye and throat infection. The photographs manifest the choking levels of air pollution in Delhi.