30 October 2014

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US Embassy Air Quality in Delhi is Unhealthy

US Embassy Air Quality in Delhi is Unhealthy

The US Embassy in Delhi, which has recently established an air quality monitoring programme with on-site measuring instruments, said the Air Quality Index value 260 falls in the category of "very unhealthy".

The embassy further said that US EPA has developed a formula to convert raw PM 2.5 readings into an air quality index (AQI) value that can help inform health-related decisions.

The 260 AQI is a measure based on the amount of fine particulate or PM 2.5 in the air, a standard recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and which allows the comparison against US standard measures.

The US warning came with a cautionary statement that "people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion."

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