Date: October 28, 2019
This, despite ongoing pollution control efforts having stabilised and lowered the very high levels of PM2.5 in the capital
This year Diwali pollution is not only worse but also more toxic as maximum levels of several gases and particles have gone up from last year
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Official release on Diwali pollution states “No significant change observed” from the previous years. The average levels reported for most pollutants barring nitrogen dioxide show a marginal decline compared to last year. But the levels have remained much higher than the standards, and therefore a threat to public health.