“The Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency, warning people not to go out. Doctors reported an increase in coughing patients suffering from breathing difficulties.
Elementary schools will be closed Wednesday, the government announced. Many schools suspended outdoor activities and urged parents to give their children gas masks.Dangerous PM 2.5 particles, which are small enough to enter peoples’ bloodstreams, peaked at 742 micrograms per cubic meter. The World Health Organization’s safe limit for the particles is 60.In some parts of the city, air quality readings reached a peak of 999, the worst that instruments can measure. The chief minister of Delhi called the city a “gas chamber.” The Washington Post. Read the full article on Delhiair.org.