Pollution worsens Covid - read what Govt has to say

I find that there is sizable number of people on LocalCircles who are opposed to the idea of cracker ban and are going to the extent of saying “Come what may I will burn crackers on Diwali”. Some are saying why ban on Hindu festival only, why not noise pollution ban on Muslim festivals. To all such ignorant souls please read Govts view on How Pollution worsens Covid.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) accepted a correlation between air pollution and Covid-19 mortality. Addressing the media, ICMR Director-General Dr Balram Bhargav said that international studies have established that Covid-19 and air pollution can aggravate respiratory disorders and lead to an increase in mortality. Dr Bhargav also quoted a study conducted at Howard Chen Institute in Boston, the US, which has found that the SARS-COV-2 virus remains suspended in PM 2.5 (particulate matter) in most-polluted environments. He further said that given the conditions, rapid and widespread adoption of wearing masks is the only treatment against Covid-19 and pollution. In fact, a study conducted in San Francisco on wildfires and their effect on Covid-19 mortality shows that the wildfire allied pollutants, particulate matter PM-2.5m and CO have a positive association with an increased number of SARS-COV-2 daily cases, cumulative cases and cumulative deaths in San Francisco. Many countries around the world are experiencing high levels of air pollution.

This is not about any religion. Lets not burn crackers for safety of our families friends and communities thanks 🙏 🙏 more  

View all 16 comments Below 16 comments
There's no "ilaaj" for ignorance! more  
It is time institutions should measure particle size PM10 and PM2.5. There is no facility to calibrate and test the instruments. In addition to doing modelling with computer and actual data should be collected to know the dispersion of particles. Delhi will get fine particles due to burning in Punjab and loo in Rajasthan. It is important to know what are those PM10 and PM 2.5 particles. These particles are also from small fires in the city during winter, millions of small shop tandoors and generators which are working without the use of petrol. These studies should be taught to children the importance of pollution. Burning crackers for three days will not pollute much. One can measure the composition of these fine particles. If people are worried then let people do at a central place like USA. We do during Dasserhera we burn Ravan at a central place. let us burn crackers. You must see the joy in the eyes in small children. The only important thing is parents should spend a few hours with them during burning cracker. more  
One can still celebrate Deepavali without crackers - candles, lights, eats, pujas. more  
Ban on crackers is for Diwali only and after 30th November you can use crackers? Don't understand.. more  
I also fully support no crackers less use of car. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Govt disappoints us - No hope to pollution issue

      the Central Government seems to have agreed to farmers demand to decriminalise stubble burning. What this means is that the pollution issue for us residents of Delhi NCR and many other N...

      By Anshu Verma
    • Buy fewer clothes and wash them less

      Lifecycle assessments show—taking cotton production, manufacture, transport and washing into account— it takes 3,781 litres of water to make one pair of jeans. The process equates to ar...

      By Vinita Agrawal
    • Air purifiers and Coronavirus - Columbia Professor Q & A

      Aerosol scientist Mecneal of Columbia Univ recently answered queries on whether HEPA filters work to purify air of coronavirus. Q. What’s a HEPA filter and can it catch particles ...

      By Vinita Agrawal
    • Urban and Rural India challenges

      Urban India faces 3 huge challenges for decades to come. 1- Air pollution 2. Solid waste management. 3. Water pollution. Great wisdom, resources, research, techn...

      By Aditi Gupta
    • Wake up People against pollution

      Most of India's rivers are dangerously polluted, water is not fit for consumption. Many north Indian cities air is dangerously polluted. 1.4 billion ppl are affected with such pollution.

      By Vinita Agrawal
    • Stubble needs a solution

      My husband who knows the LocalCircles Founder Sachin Taparia got his video which so accurately describes via BBC the issue of stubble being the lead cause of Delhi pollution. The same also gets pro...

      By Shikha Chhabra
    • Foam in our rivers and lakes

      Last year it was Bangalore lakes full of foam and today it is Delhi’s iconic Yamuna river. If this is not climate change, what is I dont know. Can we have a detailed di...

      By Vinita Agrawal
    • Don’t light crackers today

      Our LocalCircles survey is suggesting only one third people will be burning crackers this Diwali

      By Vinita Agrawal
    • Climate Emergency is Now

      Our PM has announced that India will be be Net zero by 2070. Do you really think NetZero by 2070 will help? Climate emergency is NOW - the devil lies in the details. What we do over next 20 years i...

      By Vinita Agrawal
    • Punjab Farm Fires getting bad

      Consistent cloud and rain over India is both delaying agricultural waste burning and limiting the detection of these fires by satellite. Although the fire season this year is delayed compared to th...

      By Ruchika L Maheshwari
    • Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness

      Untimely rains and floods, hail storms, earthquakes and tsunamis are all a result of what we are doing to the earth and specifically climate change. The so many knowledgeable people on L...

      By Anita Chaturvedi
Enter your email and mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

All My Circles
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)