This is really a bad and unfortunate news for non-smoking children, old men and women in the National Capital for a breaking scientific research that unveiled a sour truth that even a Non-smoker also indirectly smoke 6-7 cigarettes everyday even by an open breathe in the toxic air Condition of Delhi. Delhi’s doctors, scientists and environmentalists say that the level of air pollution in the national capital has reached the extent that the non-smokers are also smoking six to seven cigarettes daily when the non smoker comes out of home on the streets of Delhi.

An Environmentalist, Jaidhaar Gupta told IANS: “PM 2.5 are nano particles, which are smaller than 2.5 microns, they are born from burning fuel, industrial pollution, smoke from vehicles. But the black carbon that sticks up is PM 2.5. It includes in the  air of our National Capital. “

In this regard the said scientist further urged, “According to WHO standards, its safe level is 15 μg / cubic meter, whereas in 2016, the average of the year was 143 microgram per cubic meter, which was more than 90 percent. If the PM 2.5 level is 22 μgm / cubic meter, then it is equal to one cigarette. According to that, when the number is divided by 143, then about 6 to 7 cigarettes a day  only when we  breath. ” 

Jayadar Gupta said, “When winter starts burning and when its smoke arrive also much in the air , the PM 2.5 level in the national capital reaches 1000 to 1200 microgram per cubic meter, then the number increases that is equal to 40 50 cigarette. “

On the question of protection from this dangerous air pollution, the environmentalist said, “The only way to avoid this is the N-95 mask, besides which people of Delhi have not any other option.If we have to finish it then only then can this situation be dealt with. “

He told that a few days ago, Dr. Arvind Kumar, President of Long Care Foundation, had said that till 10 years ago, I used to see that 90 per cent of lung cancer cases were of those who smoked. But now its number is 50 percent. Because 50 per cent of the cases are coming to Non smokers who are suffering from lung cancer.

Dr Kumar, in an interview with IANS, said: “Recently America’s Berkeley Earth Association has done a study, in which the ability of PM 2.5 to damage the lungs and other parts of the body, along with cigarette smoke, co- It was concluded that their 22-microgram cubit meter PM 2.5 is equal to one cigarette”.

On the question of getting some help from the government in this matter, he said, “I do not know anything about what the government will do.Two-three years ago, Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendra Jain Called his office and said  me for  five lakh masks, when I asked what he would do with so many masks, he said that we will distribute it among the people to get rid immense air pollution level of the Capital City. “

He said, “On this I asked how many rupees had a mask if he wanted to say 10-15 rupees. Then I told him that he is fine, but what you are doing is only vote bank politics, because 10 to 15 rupees. The mask will not save anyone’s health, then it will be thrown into the trash, and it will be set in a sloping house and will be set on fire, which will cause more pollution, so I refused. ” 

(Note-The Writer is a B.TECH Engineer by Profession)

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