“We are in trouble.” New Delhi, a city occasionally reluctant in the past to acknowledge its toxic air, has declared a health emergency over its toxic air. By +
New Delhi, Choking on Toxic Air, Declares Health Emergency - The New York Times
#AirPollution is a public health emergency. It kills 7 million people every year, hurts child development and contributes to #ClimateChange. stands ready to support countries in need to cut air pollution & ensure everyone can #BreatheLife.
"Friday, air quality in parts of New Delhi rose to levels around 20 times what the World Health Organization considers safe. 'We are in trouble,' said Dr. G.C. Khilnani, a pulmonologist in the city."
Pollution in India's capital started to spike after weekend celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, when countless families burst firecrackers, despite the government’s warnings that these displays make already smoggy air even worse.
India halted all construction projects in the capital, planned to limit the number of vehicles on roads, urged people to stay inside and shut several thousand primary schools until Tuesday.
India—"We are in trouble"—Friday's air quality in parts of New Delhi rose to levels around 20x what the WHO considers to be safe—"A toxic, throat-burning cloud has settled over India’s capital—prompting officials to declare a public health emergency"
Real headlines, not science fiction, and #RightToBreathe is trending. Purifiers/masks are a band-aid (for whom & how long anyway?) Do we not have what it takes to make #DelhiAirEmergency a blip in the search for prosperity, not our permanent legacy?
Pollution in India's capital started to spike after weekend celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, when countless families burst firecrackers, despite the government’s warnings that these displays make already smoggy air even worse.
Pollution in India's capital started to spike after weekend celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, when countless families burst firecrackers, despite the government’s warnings that these displays make already smoggy air even worse.
New Delhi, chocking on toxic air, declares health emergency. Schools were closed after #airpollution in India’s capital soared, reaching levels many times the global safe limit.
So much disease could be prevented. #pollution #globalhealth