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Air Quality Deteriorates To 'Very Unhealthy' At AQI 235 In Delhi

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| October 14 , 2018 , 13:27 IST

With a major dip to worst air quality in Delhi NCR, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 235 in Delhi’s ITI Jahangirpuri on Sunday.

The real-time air quality index provider for more than 60 countries in the world, AQICN with providing the data, termed the AQI 235 as 'Very Unhealthy'.

AQICN said, "The entire population is more likely to be affected," at this much high AQI, and suggested that "Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit outdoor exertion."

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Apart from Delhi’s ITI Jahangirpuri, the AQI was recorded at 189 in Anand Vihar and at 180 in Mandir Marg which AQICN termed as 'Unhealthy'.

At AQI 189 and 180, AQICN said, "Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects."

"Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion," it added.

According to the India Meteorological Department officials, a sharp drop in temperature and lower wind speed were among the reasons for deteriorating air quality in Delhi.

On Saturday, air quality in Delhi NCR fell to 262.

Unfavourable air quality in the national capital has always been a topic of discussion among environmentalist in the country.