An increasing body of evidence has shown that air pollution is a novel risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes.
Researchers have shown that variations in the intensity of sunlight over decades are down to ultra-fine, human-made dirt particles in the atmosphere.
Exposure to PM2.5 is considered the most important environmental risk factor for deaths globally.
He said that the Delhi government will henceforth procure electric vehicles for official use.
On this occasion, Abijeet invited Sohel, Harika, and Kalyani, who participated in the Bigg Boss show with him, to accept the Green India Challenge and continue the chain.
The places are Jahangirpuri, Narela, Ashok Vihar, Vivek Vihar, Dwarka, Mundka, Rohini, Wazirpur, Okhla, Bawana, Anand Vihar, Punjabi Bagh and R K Puram.
As per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR-India), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 313.
The minimum temperature settled at 9.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday – the lowest this season so far.
This is a significant improvement from the air pollution levels of the last few days, which soared due to the use of firecrackers in Diwali.
Speaking on the occasion, Gangavva said that she accepted the challenge and planted the sapling as part of the Green Challenge initiated by Santosh Kumar.
The areas around ITO were seen covered in heavy smog and the Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 461 here, according to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data.
Green firecrackers do not contain harmful chemicals, thereby reducing air pollution due to firecrackers considerably.
Kejriwal also said that pollution is the "biggest" reason behind the spike in coronavirus cases in the city.
Delhi witnessed six “severe” air days on the trot from November 4 to November 9, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.
On November 5, the National Green Tribunal issued directions for remedial action against air pollution as firecrackers will aggravate coronavirus.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had launched the campaign on October 21, saying that even if 10 lakh vehicles in the city join the campaign, the PM10 levels would fall by 1.5 tonnes.
The visibility in the national capital has reduced due to the presence of a high level of smog in the air.