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Is smog as bad as smoke? Expert on tips for minimising health risks

Are the effects of smog are as bad, if not worse, than smoke? Health expert reveals preventive measures to minimise the impact of smog on the ENT system

Smoke rises from a brick kiln during a smoggy morning in Kathmandu, Nepal. Is smog as bad as smoke? Expert on tips for minimising health risks from smog pollution (Photo by REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)
Published on Mar 04, 2024 08:01 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Delhi logs ‘severe’ air quality index despite overnight drizzle

Delhi clocked a 24-hour average AQI of 409 at 4pm, significantly worse than 368 (very poor) a day ago and 333 on Monday, according to data from the CPCB.

The pollution spike came despite a jump in temperatures. Delhi’s minimum rose from 6.9°C on Tuesday to 8.3°C on Wednesday – a degree above normal. (Viipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 04:10 AM IST

Passenger hits IndiGo pilot announcing fog-induced delay of Goa-bound flight

A video of the assault, which went viral on Sunday, purportedly shows Sahil Kataria, the passenger, charging at Captain Anup Kumar before hitting him as the cabin crew breaks down

The assault provoked outrage and prompted calls for declaring Sahil Kataria an unruly passenger and putting him on the no-fly list. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 02:56 PM IST

Orange alert on weather; curbs back as AQI ‘severe’

Delhi experienced severe smog and low visibility on Sunday, with pollution levels reaching their highest this year. Over 400 flights were delayed, and schools were ordered to start classes after 9am. The weather office predicted further fog and cold temperatures for Monday and Tuesday. The city's air quality index worsened to its worst January level in three years, prompting restrictions on older vehicles and private constructions. Experts warned that the polluted air could cause serious long-term health issues for all residents and particularly vulnerable groups.

Fog drapes an aircraft at the Delhi airport on Sunday morning. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

BKC has poor AQI at 292, Kandivali best at 77

The overall AQI levels in Mumbai were moderate at 181 on Friday but the city was covered in a blanket of smog in several parts. While scientists attributed the current spike in AQI to the winter, wind reversal will play a huge role in changing AQI patterns in the coming days

Mumbai, India - Dec. 11, 2023:General view of Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), in Mumbai, India, on Monday, December 11, 2023. (Photo by Raju Shinde/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 07:02 AM IST
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