Delhi Air Pollution Level on High

Even after drizzle, breathing became difficult, NCR wrapped in a sheet of smog, black air and mist.The air quality at several places in Delhi is around thousand, Ghaziabad's condition critical.Firstly, this is not a Delhi NCR problem. The entire Indo-Gangetic Plain — Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal — suffers from severe air pollution throughout the year. According to one estimate, the people in this region can expect to lose 7 years of life expectancy.
Delhi Air Pollution Leavel on High
Delhi Air Pollucation

Pollution levels are increasing in many areas of Delhi-NCR. The Air Quality Index (AQI) has also crossed the 1200 level. It is as if the air has dissolved the halahl (according to Hindu beliefs, the poison or poison emitted during the churning of the sea). Due to the light rain on Sunday morning, people hoped that now air pollution would be relieved, but it did not happen.
At the same time, AQI has reached 1241 in Ghaziabad, while the Air Quality Index has reached 900 in Alipur, Delhi, 986 in Naril, 979 in Anand Vihar. Due to which pollution measuring machines failed. According to experts, the machines installed in the city to measure AQI can measure up to a maximum of 500 levels. If it is more than this, it becomes difficult to estimate.

Delhi Air Pollution Leavel on High
Delhi Air Polluction
Here are some already visible effects:

[1] Impaired lungs.

 According to a Centre for Science and Environment report titled 'Body Burden: Lifestyle Diseases', every third child in Delhi already has impaired lungs. This is only going to get worse if the pollution is not tackled at emergency levels.

[2] Primary trigger for Cancer.

By the year 2020, more than 1.73 million new cancer cases will most likely be recorded where the 'primary triggers' would be air pollution, tobacco, alcohol and diet change. According to Dr Arvind Kumar, chest surgeon from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, young patients in Delhi are losing their lives due to air pollution.

[3] Diabetes.

According to a study undertaken by Washington University in USA, one out of seven new cases of diabetes were caused due to air pollution.
"Our research shows a significant link between air pollution and diabetes globally," said Ziyad Al-Aly Ziyad, the study's senior author and an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University.
The research shows that lesser pollution may lead to a decrease in diabetes cases. This applies particularly to India where pollution levels are dangerous. Not to mention, Delhi which has become a gas chamber.

[4] Mental illness.

The research conducted by the University of Cincinnati shows that poor children are more susceptible to the effects of air pollution with disorders related to anxiety and suicidality.

"This study is the first to show an association between daily outdoor air pollution levels and increased symptoms of psychiatric disorders, like anxiety and suicidality, in children," said Cole Brokamp from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

[5] Newborn ICU admissions.

In US, a study found that newborn ICU admissions increased from about 4% to as much as 147%. Looking at the pollution levels in India, it safe we assume we are close to 147% than 4%.

Delhi Air Pollution
Air Pollution in Delhi