Severe Air Pollution Declared Public Health Emergency in Delhi, India

November 8, 2017

(ABC News) – The city of Delhi, India, is surrounded by a thickening blanket of smog that covers the city, making the sky less visible and the air less breathable.  The Indian Medical Association (IMA) declared a public health emergency in the city on Tuesday — the city’s air quality rating is above the highest levels on the index. People have been advised to avoid any outdoors activity and to keep children indoors to avoid the risks of the “severely harmful” air quality.

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