There has been an increase in toxic substances in the air of Delhi. Fireworks have spoiled the climate in the capital. The deadly chemical released by the firecrackers has even made it difficult to breathe.
After the fireworks, a layer of fog covered Delhi.
– Photo: Amar Ujala
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The morning after Diwali, a thick layer of smog covered all of Delhi-NCR and neighboring states. People found it difficult to breathe outdoors. Sore throat, burning eyes and tears coming out. Respiratory patients suffered the most. The Supreme Court had said in its order that we cannot allow anyone’s life to be endangered in the name of the celebration.
The court had only allowed the use of green cookies. While the Delhi government had banned the sale, storage and use of firecrackers on Diwali due to the deterioration of the air. Despite all this, cookies began to erupt in the National Capital Region from Diwali night and as the night progressed, the fireworks intensified and the entire sky was covered with smoke.
There has also been an increase in toxic substances released by firecrackers, making it difficult for people to breathe. Because of this, many patients have been admitted to Delhi hospitals in the last day, on which the pneumonitis chemical emanating from the firecrackers has been identified.
Max Hospital’s Dr. Vikas Goswami says that the chemicals and smog released by firecrackers can cause the lungs to stiffen, reducing the lungs’ ability to carry oxygen to the body. If left untreated, the condition can lead to respiratory failure, lung cancer, or even death. He said that this time many cases of chemical pneumonitis were reported instead.
On the other hand, Dr. Uma Kumar, a senior at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, said that due to increased pollution on Diwali night, small particles of chemicals dissolve in the blood after reach the body. through inhalation, it can harm anyone. Enough to drive them into the clutches of deadly disease. He gave this information citing AIIMS’s own medical study.
Due to the sudden increase in pollution, many families had to make hospital visits on Diwali night. In addition to dengue, malaria and seasonal diseases, the number of patients has increased due to corona infection and contamination, so the burden on hospitals has also multiplied. The situation is that there are not even beds available in most of Delhi’s government hospitals today.