Ban crackers Breathe Easy

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The crackers burst during diwali has caused the polution levels to go up. The air quality in New Delhi crossed even the danger level with extremely high PM 2.5 content in the air. Volume of PM 2.5 and PM10, which enter the respiratory system and manage to reach the bloodstream and cause breathing problems, spiked intensely from around 10 pm. As the Supreme Court’s cracker ban went up in smokes last night, most people are disappointed & fuming with anger. 

Deepavali saw Chennai choking from toxic fumes. The city was smothered in a blanket of dense smog on Wednesday as Chennai recorded one of the highest levels of air pollution across India.

Incidentally, as per India’s Air Quality Index, the permissible level for PM 2.5 is between 0 and 60 μg/m3. Anything above 250 μg/m3 is categorised as “severe”. The air pollutant in Chennai was, therefore, more than 15 times India’s permissible limit.

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