Delhi pollution at critical levels

Heavy pollution in Delhi, India has prompted public and private schools to close, trucks to be banned and construction projects paused. A partial ban on private cars comes into effect within days.
One monitor showed air pollution levels have reached 969 (the World Health Organization's maximum safe level is 25, based on the concentration of fine particulate matter, considered particularly harmful because they are small enough to lodge deep in the lungs and pass into other organs, causing serious health risks).
 
United Airlines last week suspended flights to the city citing pollution.

 

Delhi pollution at critical levels

Heavy pollution in Delhi, India has prompted public and private schools to close, trucks to be banned and construction projects paused. A partial ban on private cars comes into effect within days.
One monitor showed air pollution levels have reached 969 (the World Health Organization's maximum safe level is 25, based on the concentration of fine particulate matter, considered particularly harmful because they are small enough to lodge deep in the lungs and pass into other organs, causing serious health risks).
 
United Airlines last week suspended flights to the city citing pollution.