"My colleagues may not disagree with me when I say that none of us has actually experienced an issue where voters are going to vote or not vote for us because of our stand on air quality," the Congress leader said.
Delhi is ranked sixth on the list and there has been "laziness" on part of its elected caretakers in tackling air pollution in the city, the 'Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019' report, released by Climate Trends, said.
"The wind speed is unusually faster for this time of the year and improving the air quality rapidly. The AQI is predicted to remain in 'poor' category tomorrow and then to start increasing slowly from January 16 for next two days but to remain in the lower range of very poor," the SAFAR said.
There are no national or international acceptable standards for PM1 concentration in the air, unlike those for PM2.5 and PM10. But studies across the world have indicated a link between the pollutant and cardio-vascular disease.
To purify an entire room properly an air purifier must sense pollution events automatically; capture particles and pollutants such as PM 2.5 and PM10 and harmful gases, and project cleaner air to every corner of the room for even room purification.