Bhopal/ Air quality remains poor; asthma patients double; Damoh most polluted in Madhya Pradesh; haze extremely harmful for lungs

Bhopal: The air quality in the capital remained poor for the second consecutive day. From morning till 12 noon, Ambient Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded 222.

Pollution is now hitting the eastern parts of the state. Damoh was the most polluted city in the state on Tuesday with 235 AQIs. The air quality in Bhopal was very poor until 4:30 pm. After this, there was a slight improvement and AQI came down to 200.

A low-pressure area remains in the Arabian Sea, while a cyclone is formed in the Bay of Bengal. There is moisture coming from both sides. This moisture has become a cloudy covering due to the accumulation at mid-troposphere (at a height of 4 km).

The cloud cover is not allowing the smoke and dust originating in the city to escape. Smog and dust accumulate under this cover of moisture, creating a state of mist.

Pollution will increase further after Diwali: Dr. Sarman Singh, Director AIIMS Bhopal, said if the pollution is not removed now and like every year, this time too many firecrackers on Diwali are burst, then the same pollution will reach fatal levels. So I request that you avoid burning trash and bursting crackers. It is a question of your life and health.

Expert view: Dr. Alkesh Khurana, Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, AIIMS, Bhopal, said that the haze that has enveloped the city is very dangerous for lungs. Asthma patients have doubled here. Staying outside much longer can cause a burning sensation in the eyes, shortness of breath, hypertension, fatigue.