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According to health experts, there is a “dose-response relationship” between air pollution and the number of patients.
The air quality index (AQI) in Anand Vihar and Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium areas recorded an alarming 999 this morning.
The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 281, which falls in the "poor" category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.
Last week, amid projections of worsening pollution in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court held that only green crackers would be sold in Delhi-NCR this Diwali.
A senior CPCB official said they are in talks with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for inducing artificial rain.
The protesters held placards displaying messages like 'Delhi air is poisonous', 'breathing is killing me', '#My Right to Breathe' and 'Unbreathable India' outside the Indira Pariyavaran Bhawan.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that even in BJP-ruled UP, several important cities were rated as the most polluted globally.
Doctors here have also expressed concern over the rise in the number of patients suffering from respiratory problems.
The spike in the pollution level comes a day after the air quality had improved to moderate category due to meterological factors and the control measures implemented by the authorities in Delhi.
Amarinder Singh presented certain figures to rubbish Kejriwal's "ludicrous" claims and asked the Delhi chief minister to stop indulging in "political theatrics" and check facts before blaming Punjab.
The air quality index (AQI) has "improved to the lower range of 'very poor' category despite adverse weather conditions, reflecting the impact of reduced base emission", the report said.
The SAFAR said the AQI of Delhi-NCR would continue to remain in the upper range of the "very poor" category in the next three days.
The overall air quality index of Delhi was recorded at 392, which falls in the 'very poor' category and is just eight points from turning severe.
Pollution: Delhi hospitals see rise in cases of respiratory complications; kids among worst affected
The overall air quality index of Delhi was recorded Wednesday at 366 by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
The green body's report said three of the world's largest nitrogen oxide air pollution emission hotspots that contribute to the formation of PM2.5 and ozone are in India with one in the Delhi-NCR.