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Eight Ways To Keep Yourself Fit Amidst Winter Pollution in Delhi

Eight Ways To Keep Yourself Fit Amidst Winter Pollution in Delhi

Green Living
Winter season in the national capital this year is strangely bittersweet. While most of us look forward to the cool respite after months of sweltering heat, the chilly weather do entail a variety of problems for many. This is because it is a combination of frigid winds blowing from the Himalayas, and the soaring pollution levels that are now synonymous with Delhi. There is not much to look forward to due to the winter pollution in Delhi. While small life measures cannot be mistaken for a complete solution, they can make an impact on the individual’s life. Here are a few handy tips to battle the ongoing cold, polluted winter season in Delhi! 1. Exercise Indoors We have long been recommended a dose of fresh air in the morning for a healthy start to the day. However, walks and outdoo
Delhi’s Winter Woes Should Be Declared A National Emergency

Delhi’s Winter Woes Should Be Declared A National Emergency

Articles
Stubble burning around Delhi during October 2018. Winter is peaking in Delhi these days and the air pollution this year has been more engulfing than ever. As Delhi headed into the winter months, citizens did brace for the city's notoriously poor air quality to get even worse. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded close to 250 at the end of October. Things got much out of hand though and according to available figures, AQI has peaked at 999 on more than one days at several places in Delhi since then. With the approach of winter, airborne particles and toxic chemicals that make up the smog prove to be a major hindrance to daily life in Delhi every year. This also proves to be a major public health hazard. The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health has reported th...
Environmental Flashpoint: Delhi Schools Closed Due to Air Pollution

Environmental Flashpoint: Delhi Schools Closed Due to Air Pollution

Green Alert
Children on the roads of Delhi are the most prone to Delhi's air pollution crisis. The status of environment in Delhi today reached a flashpoint. Schools in Delhi were ordered to shut down due to escalated air pollution levels for the first time in the history of the city. The schools which are run under the North, South and East Municipal Corporations of Delhi were all instructed to be shut today due to heavy smog. Several private/public schools have also been shut since yesterday due to the rampant and visible air pollution which has engulfed the city. This is the first time that schools in Delhi have had to close down due to air pollution. Delhi has been featured as the most polluted city among all cities in the past and continues to witness large-scale air pollution due to se...

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