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Children's Day to be 2012's Most Polluted Day

by Sheela Philomena on November 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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 Children's Day to be 2012's Most Polluted Day

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) say that Children's Day would witness the extreme pollution day of 2012.

"After the first extreme pollution day Nov 9, Delhi will witness a more severe pollution day Wednesday," said a statement issued here by SAFAR (System of Air quality Forecasting and Research).

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Scientists from Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and IMD have predicted that pollution from firecrackers this Diwali (Nov 13) would be about 10 percent less than last year.

According to SAFAR, the level of particles -- which pose the largest health risk -- would start to build-up rapidly from the midnight Nov 14 and would continue to rise till Nov 15 early morning before retreating.

Source: IANS
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