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‘Air quality to deteriorate further’

Remains in ‘very poor’ category; CPCB sends notices to agencies Delhi’s air quality remained ‘very poor’ on Monday with authorities forecasting further deterioration, even as pollution watchdog Central Pollution Control Board sent notices to 13 enforcement agencies including the National Highways Authority of India and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation directing them to address complaints […]

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Delhi pollution threatens to spoil boxing worlds

Top women pugilists wary of Delhi’s air pollution Delhi’s toxic air has left some of the women boxers, gathered in the city for the AIBA World Championship, gasping for breath but Indian people’s renowned hospitality is providing some comfort. “We don’t feel good. Air here is the worst air from (sic) (compared to) everywhere. We […]

cities

Air pollution in the city stays at ‘very poor’ level

Continuing with the long spell of unhealthy air quality, the Capital stayed at ‘very poor’ Air Quality Index (370) on Friday, according to data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Having touched the ‘severe’ category this winter, the city’s AQI is now again inching towards it again. PM2.5 (particles in the air with diameter […]

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Pollution causing cancellation of surgeries at Delhi hospitals, say doctors

Every year, the number of planned surgeries that get cancelled in major Delhi hospitals sees a threefold rise owing to patients failing pre-anaesthesia check-up due to throat, airways and lung infections compounded by pollution, doctors said. Respiratory tract and chest infections, aggravated asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)caused and aggravated by severe air pollution […]