Saturday, 11 November 2017

Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day

Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day

It was early on Tuesday morning when residents in the Indian capital of Delhi first began to notice the thick white haze that had descended across the city. Initially viewed as a mild irritant, by mid-week its debilitating effects were evident to all, as the city struggled to adapt to the new eerie, martian-like conditions brought about by the pollution. With visibility severely reduced, trains have been canceled, planes delayed and cars have piled into each other, with multiple traffic accidents reported across the city.

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