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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
10th November 2018
Interpretation of levels of various pollutants

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Yesterday morning, the pollution levels in Asiad Complex, the place where I live, and in all other places in Delhi showed variable but severe high PM 2.5 and PM 10, high benzene levels, high nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels (in Anand Vihar) and normal ozone and sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels.

What do they mean?
High benzene levels: Exposure to high levels of benzene has been associated with a higher risk of developing blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The risk of developing a myeloid malignancy after benzene exposure appears to be dose-related and it is unknown whether there is any safe threshold for benzene exposure. Benzene in air 10 mg cu mm = 3.13 ppm.

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HCFI invites e-posters on solutions to indoor air pollution from school students
The inter-school competition is open for students till 12th November 2018
Winner will be announced on Children’s Day and receive cash prize of INR 11,000
 
New Delhi, 09 November 2018: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) is organizing an inter-school e-poster competition inviting entries that depict solutions to the problem of indoor air pollution. The last date for sending in the e-posters is 12th November 2018.

Winners will be announced on 14th November 2018, which also marks Children’s Day in India. The best e-posters from each school will be uploaded on HCFI’s Facebook page. The entry with the maximum number of likes will be declared the winner and receive a cash prize of INR 11,000.

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