Exploratory analyses suggested that younger people of colour may be particularly susceptible, said Mount Sinai-led researchers.
These state-of-the-art ASGs are capable of spraying fine mist up to 70 to 100 metres. One ASG is considered adequate for covering an area up to 20,000 square metre.
In Delhi where there is a lot of pollution, the Eastern Express highway and Western Express highway have been constructed to help minimise fuel consumption in vehicles, he told the members.
"We hired private CNG buses recently. We have decided to use them to ferry employees from colonies such as Gulabi Bagh and Nimri Colony. A majority of government employees live in these areas," Environment Minister Gopal Rai said.
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson, who has been one of the most prominent faces of the protests at Delhi borders against the Centre's farm laws, also demanded an apology from those holding the farming community responsible for pollution woes.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it is ready to impose a complete lockdown to curb air pollution in Delhi.
The air quality in Delhi improved marginally on Sunday from Saturday's "severe" to "very poor category". According to the forecast from the Air Quality Early Warning System, the AQI will continue to remain in the "very poor" category till at least Tuesday.
The air quality in the National Capital Region currently reeling in the 'severe category', left people gasping for fresh air on Sunday morning.
"All the government offices will function in a work from home manner for a week. All the government offices will be shut... but it is not a holiday. The entire workforce will continue to work remotely for this week.
The Central Pollution Control Board's data showed the capital recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 289. It was 268 on Saturday.
Air pollution is considered as the greatest environmental threat to health, and it disproportionately affects vulnerable populations: 91 per cent of deaths from ambient air pollution occur in low-income and middle-income countries.
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