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Delhi Air becoming poisonous, AQI reaches 488 in New Moti Bagh

 NEW DELHI:It is becoming difficult to breathe in the country's capital Delhi as here the air quality is becoming poisonous. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality in Delhi remains in the 'severe' category. AQI was recorded at 466 in RK Puram, 402 in ITO, 471 in Patparganj and 488 in New Moti Bagh.

Air pollution is at its peak in Delhi-NCR,according to a report.The doctors have said that such conditions have a very serious effect on the human body. Dr Piyush Ranjan (Additional Professor, Department of Medicine, AIIMS), said that there is scientific evidence that establishes a link between air pollution and various types of cancer.

The doctor also said that apart from damaging the respiratory system, air pollution has a direct link with coronary artery diseases like heart attack, brain stroke and arthritis. It is important to understand that air pollution affects various body systems apart from causing respiratory diseases.



 He said ,"We have scientific evidence which establishes its association with various cancer diseases". Experts say that air pollution also has a big impact on the fetus.

According to doctors, air pollution damages the brain and heart and if care is not taken, it can cause anxiety in people of all age groups. The air quality in Delhi remained in the 'severe' category for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday.

However, according to the air quality system, there was a slight drop in the air quality index (AQI) to 410 as against 504 on Saturday.

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