How’s Your City Breathing Today: Delhi Air Still ‘Hazardous’

There seems to be no respite in sight for Delhiites as they welcome the weekend with yet another day of ‘hazardously’ toxic air with an AQI recording of 434.

This, after Delhi was dubbed the ‘most polluted city in the world’ as per data by Air Visual on the World AQI rankings, on Friday, 14 November.

Other major cities in the country also continue to face ‘unhealthy’ levels of pollution.

Check the PM2.5 levels in your city today:

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Here’s what the numbers mean. The World Health Organisation identifies pollution levels are ranging from:

  • 0 - 50: Good. Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • 51-100: Satisfactory. Air quality is acceptable; may be a moderate health concern for sensitive people.
  • 101-200: Moderate. Sensitive groups (with lung, heart diseases) may experience health issues.
  • 201-300: Poor. Everyone may begin to experience health issues like respiratory problems.
  • 301-400: Very Poor. Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is likely to be affected.
  • 401-500: Severe. Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health issues.

If you wish to check the air quality index of your city, click on this link: https://www.thequint.com/quintlab/widgets/air-quality-index/

(Delhi is in a public health emergency and schools have been shut. The air outside is visibly toxic - how has the hazardous air #pollution impacted you? Write down your #PollutionKaSolution and send it to us at FIT@thequint.com. )

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