In a Cloud of Smog, Delhi Comes to Screeching Halt

The shockingly toxic air that has shut down Delhi is a multi-sensory experience—it can be tasted and smelled in the air, and felt in the weakness and nausea it invokes.
 
In a city accustomed to everyday noxious air, children vomiting out of a school bus prompted the closure of 4,000 schools.
 
In some areas, tiny PM 2.5 particles that can lodge into the lungs—estimated to have killed millions—have reached levels that make it hazardous to breathe, according to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee. The pollution has climbed to levels nearly 30 times beyond the WHO safety threshold.

The New York Times


Related: New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog thickens by the hour – Reuters

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