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Smog in Chennai due to local factors, nothing to do with Delhi: Pollution board

Sources said that the smog in the city should dissipate once the wind velocity picks up in Chennai.

Buying an anti-pollution mask? Here's all you need to know

Many continue to use surgical masks unaware that they are for single-use purpose only. While N95 and N99 are most sought after, there are some other masks that you must know about.


Visibility drops due to thick smog in Chandigarh

This Diwali, the air quality plummeted to ‘very poor’ category. The air quality was at its worst in the three years since 2017.

Air quality plunges to 'severe'; Here's how to protect yourself from smog

Smog, that appears as a thick haze with a brownish tint, is mostly caused by high concentrations of nitrogen oxides.

The dangers of air pollution: What you need to know about Delhi smog

Anyone who engages in strenuous outdoor activity, from jogging to manual labour, is prone to smog-related health hazards.

Air pollution killed 1.2 million people in India in 2017, says report; bigger killer than smoking

The report notes air pollution exposure collectively reduces life expectancy by 20 months on average worldwide. Across the world, air pollution is responsible for more deaths than many better-known risk factors such as malnutrition, alcohol use and physical inactivity, states the report.


Air pollution cuts average Indian's life expectancy by over 4 years: Study

Concentrations in Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and the National Capital Territory of Delhi are substantially higher, and the impact on life expectancy exceeds six years.

Clearing the Air

The Great Smog of India begins by clearly calling out the apathy, making all of us complicit in its severe ill effects to human health, quality of life, economic growth, and India’s soft power.

Surviving the smog: A Delhi dad shares his 6-point plan

"We got a mask for a few thousand rupees the first year. It didn’t fit. Three years later, it just about fits and we now just have to convince our child to wear it."

Smog: How it affects the eye

Every year, after Diwali, people in the Capital are engulfed in a thick cloud of smog. We spoke to people and doctors in the city to find out how smog affects the eye and if it could be prevented at all.

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Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.