Delhi sees a spike in Covid-19 Cases as Temperature Drops and pollution rises

Delhi has seen an alarming spike in covid-19 cases in the recent weeks, recording new cases, more than any other state. The capital has confirmed just over 450,000 cases so far, some 42,000 of which are active. It comes as large drape as northern India confront a winter season and dangerously high levels of air pollution – both the factors that could significantly worsen the efforts to control the virus. “The rising numbers also coincide with a busy festive season, with people celebrating – Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussera,…

How Can Air Pollution During Winters Affect Your Health?

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Exposure to high levels of air pollution can have many adverse effects on health. It increases the risk of respiratory infections, heart disease, allergies and lung cancer.  Both short and long term exposure to air pollutants have known to impact health. More severe effects on people who are already ill.  Children, elderly and poor people are more vulnerable. During winter, cold air is denser which means that cold air traps the pollution. Air in winter is more polluted and the pollutants remains in place for much longer and therefore is breathed in…