Gasping little hearts: The Hindu

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Delhi tops the chart in India with 21% of its school-going children suffering from poor lung capacity, reveals a nation-wide survey.
How often have you insisted that your child or the little ones in the family go outside and get a whiff of fresh air? Think twice. Maybe it’s not a good idea after all. According to a nation-wide survey report, (Breathe Blue ’15), 35 per cent of the school-going children in the country fared badly in the Lung Health Screening Test (LHST), indicating that poor air quality across India, especially Delhi, could have a serious impact on their growing years. 21 per cent of the children surveyed in the Capital fared ‘poor’ in the LHST, followed by Bengaluru (14 per cent), Mumbai (13 per cent), and Kolkata (9 per cent). Another 19 per cent fared as ‘bad’. How often have you insisted that your child or the little ones in the family go outside and get a whiff of fresh air? Think twice. Maybe it’s not a good idea after all.”  The Hindu. Read it on delhiair.org.

Gasping little hearts

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