During the winter, the city of Delhi typically grabs attention for having dangerously high levels of air pollution. Mumbai, however, which is thought to have better air quality, surpassed Delhi’s levels of smog on numerous occasions this week.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the maximum city’s overall air quality was in the “extremely poor” category on Saturday morning with an index of 309. With a value of 248, Delhi’s total air quality was considered poor.
In order to safeguard vulnerable groups from the harmful effects of air pollution on their health, organisations across the state have been calling for public health warnings on air quality.
Doctors encouraged people to take precautions like wearing masks, especially those with respiratory problems, as the city’s air became a source of concern.People with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions should exercise caution, according to health professionals. When outside, they should wear high-efficiency masks like N-95 or K-95 masks. Such individuals should postpone going outside unless absolutely necessary until the air quality improves.
Local hospitals in Mumbai have noted a rise in the number of patients seeking treatment for respiratory problems and other conditions linked to poor air quality.Doctors advise periodically switching out masks because high pollution levels can clog masks and make breathing difficult.
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