Toxic sky of India
At the end of autumn, the northern parts of India and Pakistan often smog down - it is the smoke from burning crops, dust and emissions from factories, car exhausts ...
Let's see what one of the most polluted air in the world looks like.
1. The jump in air pollution indicators in Delhi occurred on the night of November 7th. (Photo by Sajjad Hussain):
2. The street is completely dark. New Delhi, November 10, 2017. (Photo by Altaf Qadri):
3. The average PM10 and PM2.5 (the content in the air of suspended particles with a diameter of, respectively, less than 10 micrometers and up to 2.5 microns) on a peak day, November 9, amounted to 890 and 604 micrograms per cubic meterat a rate of 100 and 60. At the same time, at individual monitoring stations at certain hours, the indicators reached 1200-1500 micrograms per cubic meter. (Photo by Altaf Qadri):
4. Ultrafine particles (UDCH) - nanoscale particles with sizes less than 100 nanometers. Currently, there is not yet a class standard for air polluting particles, which are much smaller in size, described in the PM10 and PM2.5 particle class standards, and presumably having a more aggressive health effect than the large particle classes. (Photo by Dominique Faget):
5. But not everyone is concerned about the situation.For example, she does not bother the seller of balls from Pakistan, who walks without a mask, November 9, 2017. (Photo by Arif Ali):
6. Or a fruit seller. (Photo by K.M. Chaudary):
7. Almost post-apocalyptic picture. Lahore, Pakistan, November 12, 2017. (Photo by K.M. Chaudary):
8. The main reason for the jump in the concentration of harmful particles in Delhi was the smoke from fires in the rural areas of the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, where farmers traditionally burn stubble at this time of year after harvesting. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton | Reuters):
9. Delhi authorities closed schools for five days. And students walk through the streets without elementary means of protection. (Photo by Sajjad Hussain):
10. Fashion New Delhi these days. (Photo by Saumya Khandelwal | Reuters):
11. Cow and Smog, New Delhi, November 9, 2017. (Photo by R S Iyer):
12. Carelessness. Generally, if you look at the pictures, a lot of people of different ages do not wear any masks. (Photo by K.M. Chaudary):
13. Lahore, Pakistan, November 6, 2017. (Photo by K.M. Chaudary):
14. New Delhi, October 20, 2017. (Photo by Dominique Faget):
15. Nothing is visible. New Delhi, India, November 9, 2017.