India is known for its traditions and festivals, Diwali is one of the most celebrated festival in India. One of the most important aspect of Diwali celebration is crackers. Although crackers are ban but we can’t deny the fact there presence.
Last year Air pollution in the Indian capital has risen to hazardous levels after firecrackers were set off to celebrate Diwali despite a court ban. The Supreme Court had restricted the time frame for setting off firecrackers to only two hours in the night, but the order was openly flouted.
Air Purifiers are one of the best solutions to avoid this air pollution to reach your houses and affect your loved ones because it can harm elders and kids severely, can cause major breathing problems.
Diwali, the most important Hindu festival in north India, celebrates the victory of good over evil. The levels of tiny particulate matter (known as PM 2.5) that enter deep into the lungs reached as high as 999 micro grams per cubic meter in some areas of the capital on after Diwali morning, according to reports.
The US embassy tweeted that the air quality measure in Delhi had soared to 526, putting the pollution in the “severe” category and posing a serious health risk to residents. The Supreme Court said it wanted to test if banning fireworks would make a difference to Delhi’s air quality, ranked among the worst in the world.
The morning after Diwali, Delhi woke up to a thick cloud of smog which worsened by the hour, recording the Capital’s worst air quality last year. With the air quality entering the “severe-plus category”, the overall air quality index in Delhi jumped to 574, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
The Air Quality Index is a number used to communicate the level of pollution in the air and it essentially tells you the level of pollution in the air in a given city on a given day.
The monitoring system qualifies the air from good to severe:
a) Good: AQI of 0-100; minimal impact on health.
b) Satisfactory: AQI of 0-100; minor breathing discomfort to sensitive people.
c) Moderate: AQI of 101-200; breathing discomfort to people with asthma, lung and heart diseases.
d) Poor: AQI of 201-300; breathing discomfort to most people on prolonged exposure.
e) Very poor: AQI of 301-400; respiratory illness on prolonged exposure.
f) Severe: AQI of 401-500; affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases.