The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi will remain in the ‘poor’ to lower end of the ‘very bad’ categories until the morning of Diwali day on October 24, 2022, predicted the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.
The national capital’s AQI fell to the “poor” category as of Oct. 16, 2022, data shared by SAFAR showed. The fire count due to stubble burning was low in the northwestern region of Delhi on October 23. Transport-level winds were slow and unable to cause stubble-related intrusion in Delhi.
These winds from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, however, will gradually pick up speed, carrying smoke caused by stubble burning.
Stubble burning is likely to increase in the coming days and its share of Delhi’s PM2.5 (based on the average temporal variability of fire counts in previous years) is likely to be 5 percent on October 23, 8 percent on October 23. 24 and 16-18 percent on October 25, 2022.
How much pollution do crackers cause?
- Anaar: 4,860
- Chakri: 9490
- Phuljhadi 10,390
- Pulpul 28,950
- Ladi, 38,540
- Snake Tablet 64,500
How Crackers Affect Environment
This Diwali brings happiness home, not disease. Diwali brings great excitement and spirit of celebration. Diwali is a festival of lights, for a few years it has become the festival of cookies and less of lights.
Today, Diwali celebrations are considered unexecuted without firecrackers that light up the entire sky for a few moments but can terribly affect our environment and health.
- Air pollution: Cookies contain many toxic gases and chemical compounds that are activated after coming into contact with exposed air and begin to harm us. Example Nitrous oxide, which stays in the air for a long time if the area doesn’t get heavy rain or strong winds.
- Global Warming: Popping cookies increase heat, carbon dioxide, and many toxic gases in the atmosphere, causing the earth’s temperature to rise and polluted air leading to global warming.
- Noise pollution: the loud sound of crackers can directly affect humans. Older people can have heart attacks due to loud, shrill sounds.
- Fire Accidents: In the cookie market, a small spark can cause great damage to the market, the nearby residence, and the people available in that market, even if it is not handled properly; can cause injuries (internal – respiratory and external – burns).‘
- Newborns and pregnant women: Persistent exposure to loud noise during pregnancy may cause problems for the baby (not yet proven).
- All humans: Inhaling fumes from cookies can increase your chances of having an asthma attack. Heart patients and patients with chronic bronchitis are also at high risk of attacks.
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