How to stay safe during high air pollution

Located in the northern portion of the country, Delhi can easily be described as the heart of the Indian subcontinent. But, much to the dismay of its residents, this city is putting up a fight for life, presently, in order to survive the apocalyptic smog and pollution that made headlines last week.

Being enveloped with humongous layers of fumes and smog, Delhi has spelt “Hell” for every citizen, not sparing even the children and the elderly. As the national capital gradually turned into a gas chamber, the week that passed by even saw the schools shutting down after a health emergency alert was declared by the IMA or the Indian Medical Association.

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Air pollution affects 92% of the population says WHO report

When I was in school, my good friend Ankur told me something very interesting. He said students in the American School in Delhi had an advisory not to come out in the morning between 8-10 AM and in the evening between 4-6 PM. He remarked that it was because of the pollution on the streets and the school he claimed believed that pollution affected the development of the children. I never went on to verify these claims and accepted them as maybe the norm.

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