Delhi Pollution: Most polluted day of the year in Delhi-NCR, no relief expected for three days

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Pollution level increased in Delhi

Pollution level increased in Delhi
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Dense fog enveloped Delhi-NCR along with icy wind blowing from the north-westerly directions, resulting in pollution levels reaching the ‘severe’ category. On Monday, Delhi recorded a pollution index of 434, which is the highest since December 19 (410 index). This was the first day of the year when the highest pollution level was measured.

On January 6 this year, the pollution index had reached 400. Along with Delhi, the pollution index of Noida and Faridabad also stood at 434 on Monday. The pollution index of Greater Noida stood at 415. Delhi recorded the highest pollution index after Diwali on November 3 (450 index). Since then there has been a decline in pollution levels.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the pollution level in Delhi-NCR reached the severe category on Monday due to unfavorable weather conditions. No relief is expected in the coming three days. Due to the clouds and fog till noon on Monday, the pollution particles remained on the lower surface.

According to the board, the pollution index in Delhi was recorded at 434 on Monday, which is 65 more than Sunday’s index. NCR’s Bahadurgarh recorded 318, Ballabhgarh 201, Ghaziabad 385, Gurugram 397, Charkhi Dadri 241. The pollution index was recorded in the category of poor and less than Delhi.

It is predicted that for the next three days, wind will blow from west, north-west direction at a speed of 16 km. Dense to dense fog is likely in the morning, due to which no respite is expected from the pollution levels. On January 11, there is a possibility of getting some relief from the change in the direction of the winds. Light to very light wind is likely to bring further relief to the pollution level on January 12.

According to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), the rise in pollution levels was due to adverse weather conditions. On Monday, the wind blew at a speed of four to six km from the north-west direction in Delhi. Due to the low temperature, the mixing height remained at 600 meters on Monday. The ventilation index was also below average.

Problems of breathing and heart patients increased with pollution

With the increase in the level of pollution in Delhi-NCR, the problem of heart and respiratory patients has increased. Doctors say that pollution particles combined with cold increase the problems of patients.

Pollution causes problems like irritation of nose, throat, eyes or skin. Also causes like headache, dizziness and nausea. Apart from this, symptoms of respiratory disease, exacerbation of asthma, pneumonia, lung cancer, heart attack and brain stroke appear. To avoid this, one should try not to go to the polluted area. Use a mask.

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Dense fog enveloped Delhi-NCR along with icy wind blowing from the north-westerly directions, resulting in pollution levels reaching the ‘severe’ category. On Monday, Delhi recorded a pollution index of 434, which is the highest since December 19 (410 index). This was the first day of the year when the highest pollution level was measured.