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Levels of airborne pollutants are off the scale in parts of India’s capital
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in the world’s most polluted capital city
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the country’s capital was suffering a health emergency
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concentrations of fine pollutants smaller than 2.5 micro-metres – tiny enough to evade the body’s natural filters and permeate the blood-brain barrier.
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called PM2.5 – can include carcinogenic chemicals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury. Levels of PM2.5 in Delhi on Tuesday reached 710 micrograms per cubic metre
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Delhi’s air quality is extremely poor for most of the year due to road dust, open fires, vehicle exhaust fumes, industrial emissions and the burning of crop residues
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about 2.5 million Indians die each year from pollution, the highest number in the world
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Delhi as the world’s most polluted capital, with air quality levels worse than Beijing.
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