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The onset of chilly weather in combination with the already degraded air quality will be more deadly for the residents, the authorities said.
The study released by ICMR, PHFI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and The Lancet, stated that in 2017 in India 12.4 lakh deaths were caused due to air pollution.
The study, led by researchers from the University of Utah in the US, shows that even a short-term exposure to air pollution elevated the risk of miscarriage by 16 per cent.
According to pulmonologist Dr K Vinod there's been a visible rise in the number of patients who come to him with lung-related complications, that is caused due to the rise in air pollutants.
In the meeting, the task force members were apprised about the level of air pollution in Delhi-NCR.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the AAP government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 25 crore with the apex pollution monitoring body.
Reports suggest the air quality in the National Capital has been better during this time of the year when compared to the corresponding period in 2017.
According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting, the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was 322, which fell in the "very poor" category.
No one has any doubt the development activities in Vytilla will benefit the public in the future.
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In fact, the Air Quality Index of Lucknow had been hovering over 350 for quite some time. It was 396, just four notches below the ‘severe’ category.
SAFAR also advised the sensitive groups who have respiratory diseases to avoid prolonged or heavy exertion as well as all to abstain from all outdoor physical activities.
The study has been titled DAPHNE (Delhi Air Pollution Health and Effects) and AIIMS researchers have developed an air pollution sensor technology for it.
The high response has come even as health experts have expressed doubts over air purifiers providing full-time protection from pollution as these are effective when a person remains indoors.
The project, part of the company's 'Better Air Now' initiative, will begin from India and is focussed on New Delhi, Gurugram and Faridabad which are among the world's most air polluted cities.
The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) said air quality improved significantly following sufficient rainfall on Wednesday night due to wash-away effect.