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Stubble burning adversely affects health: IMA president

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Underlining the adverse impact of on a person's health, Ravi Wankhedkar, of the (IMA), has advised people to stay indoors or wear N-95 masks at the time when envelops the region around November.

Speaking to ANI, Wankhedkar said that burning of crop residue leads to respiratory diseases like Tuberculosis and is equally harmfully for diabetic and cancer patient undergoing

"leads to respiratory diseases like Tuberculosis. People must stay indoors and those who go out must wear N-95 masks," he said.

As the harvest season is around the corner, the threat of air pollution in the northern region is looming due to the burning of paddy stubble in the neighbouring states.

Despite the prohibition on the burning of crop residue, has been witnessed in several adjoining states of the and the Capital Region (NCR).

The air quality in usually starts plummeting during October-November due to slow winds and dropping temperatures.

Pollutants like sand particles and smoke closer to the ground get trapped because of this weather condition, turning the capital into a

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First Published: Sun, October 14 2018. 08:15 IST