Delhi's air has again made headlines for the wrong reasons.
The US embassy's pollution monitor at Chanakyapuri on Wednesday measured air
quality at 'very unhealthy' levels, prompting a post in an international news
portal warning against letting children outdoors for prolonged periods in the
capital. The embassy's website calculated the air quality index (AQI) at 248 at
8am and 260 at 6pm. The index is
a measure of air quality on a progressively deteriorating scale of 0 to 500,
based on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the air.