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The Poor Air Quality due to the alarming level of pollution has become a part of the daily life for Delhi NCR. The air quality in the city has started dipping with the advent of winter and it is the ultimate fact for the growing plight of people of the NCR. 


 It further says that wind direction shows stubble plume could increase from Punjab/Haryana and Delhi is facing adverse air quality despite cleanest Diwali night in last many years. 
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According to sources, the latest NASA images show a drastic spurt in crop residue burnings (stubble burnings) in the neighbouring states of Delhi, which has severely affected Delhi’s air quality.
With rising toxic air in the environment, it causes allergies, bacterial, viral and fungal infections, infants and pregnant women are at greater risk of contracting winter ailments. Needless to say, the body undergoes hormonal changes during pregnancy making the immune system sensitive and more prone to allergies. Infants immune system is still developing and hence they are also prone to infections.
Like every year, air quality in the city has started dipping with the advent of winter. The ambient level of air pollution is oscillating, at times exceeding the safety limits for key air pollutants that pose health risks to people. The problem has aggravated due to lack of breeze allowing pollutants to remain static, emissions from motor vehicles and industrial pollution, as well as ongoing construction activities and road side dust. According to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, the wind speed and ventilation index are ‘extremely unfavorable’ for dispersion of pollutants.

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Dr. Arun Suradkar, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Columbia Asia Hospital, Pune,’ Major pollutants in the air are carbon monoxide, particulate matter, ground level ozone and oxides of nitrogen and sulfur dioxide. Particulate matter is the main public health threat and the health impacts depend on the level of exposure (frequently expressed in ug/m3) and the duration of exposure (short term, between 8 or 24 hours, or long term). Many are reporting allergic reactions due to the changing temperature and poor air quality. With rising toxic air in Pune causing allergies, viral, bacterial and fungal infections, infants and pregnant women are at greater risk of contracting winter allergies.”
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Long term exposure to pollutants can lead to fibrosis of the lung and COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

How to prevent :



  • Clean all rooms thoroughly. Apart from regular cleaning vacuum regularly.
  • Use air purifier with HEPA filters and seal the windows to prevent outdoor air coming inside.
  • Dust frequently and vacuum after dusting, because any dust that is not captured in the damp cloth will likely settle on the floors.
  • Use a heater with a humidifier: heaters that absorb the moisture in the room, making the air hot and dry. Dry air can lead to a whole host of problems ranging from dry skin to asthma.
  • Avoid smoking – inhaling polluted air is equal to smoking 50 cigarettes a day. Smoke fumes add to air pollution
  • Keep air-purifying plants like Aloe Vera and Ivy inside the house.
  • Wash shower curtains, curtains and carpets at least once a month to keep them from growing mold. Besides, consider buying antifungal shower curtains.


For elderly, pregnant women, and children:

The body undergoes hormonal changes during pregnancy making the immune system sensitive and more prone to allergies.
Remain indoors as much as possible. Children, pregnant women and older people, or those with pre-existing illness, should avoid roads with traffic.
Comply with the routine of taking medicines; missing a dose or two may increase vulnerability to infections.
Diabetics, cancer patients, transplant patients, elderly are prone to infections should be vaccinated with pneumococcal vaccines.
Wash bedsheets weekly in hot water to kill dust mites and use hypoallergenic mattresses and pillows.
Modify your diet to include seasonal fruits and fresh vegetables such as carrots and green peas and reduce diary intake. Include jaggery in diet that is known to counter the ill-effects of air pollution.

The ambient level of air pollution is oscillating, at times exceeding the safety limits for key air pollutants that pose health risks to people. Expert says that the problem has aggravated due to lack of breeze allowing pollutants to remain static, emissions from motor vehicles and industrial pollution, as well as ongoing construction activities and road side dust. 

Recently, Minister of Environment, Delhi Government sources has said that in the latest NASA images show drastic increase in stubble burning in last 24 hours. It further says that stubble burning counts have increases from 1654 to 2577 in Punjab/Haryana in last 24 hours and it has forced the air pollution level on the alarming level and people are bound to face the plight related to breath and this is hampering the normal life in the Capital.

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Note: Please note that the tips/suggestions mentioned in the article are only for general information purposes to keep you updated about the issue which is expected to common people and these should not be construed/ followed as professional medical advice. We recommend and request you always to consult your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter regarding the topic. 

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