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'Very Poor' air quality in Delhi-NCR; SC bans old petrol, diesel vehicles

According to a WHO report, over one 100,000 children under five years of age died in India in 2016 due to exposure to toxic air

air pollution in Delhi NCR

Delhi and NCR's air quality continued to remain in the "Very Poor" category on Tuesday as the overall AQI was recorded at 375 and 330 respectively at 6 AM, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). In Delhi, the overall PM2.5 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres) was recorded at 217. The PM2.5, also called "fine particulates," can be a matter of more serious health concern than PM10. The PM10 level (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 10 micrometres) in Delhi stood at ...