India is taking over from China as the country with the worst air pollution. Dehli levels of dangerous particles (PM2.5, 2.5 micron) are about seven times higher than in the Chinese capital Beijing.
An Indian health ministry official said the city’s pollution monitors did not have enough digits to accurately record pollution levels, which he called a disaster.
A major factor behind the high pollution levels at this time of year is farmers in neighboring states burning crop stubble to clear their fields.
I think we are heading towards Delhi recording the most polluted day in the history of world!! Most of the Delhi areas are showing an AQI of 999 because the meters can't record above that. This is a DISASTER!#DelhiAirEmergency pic.twitter.com/5pY52i5QPw
— Varun Jhaveri (@Varun_Jhaveri) November 3, 2019
SOURCES- BBC, Twitter
Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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