Anyone who engages in strenuous outdoor activity, from jogging to manual labour, is prone to smog-related health hazards.

Experiencing breathing difficulties? If you are making a conscious effort to breathe as opposed to your normal breathing pattern then it could be related to the rising levels of air pollution in Delhi NCR. The Air Quality Index (AQI), that measures the quality of air, was recorded at 376 in Gurugram while in Delhi, it was recorded at 381, on voting day on May 12. Aided by summer dust storms that have increased in the city in the last two days, there has been an increase in the pollution levels and the recurrence of smog.

 

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