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image of a person happy-crying with the text: me when my city’s AQI is “unhealthy” and not “dangerous”

on the bottom is a screenshot of a weather app showing AQI of 110 and labeled unhealthy

  • velox_vulnus
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    2 months ago

    You’re definitely not from Delhi lol. The AQI over there is 436.

    Gas chamber

    • @lemmesayOP
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      362 months ago

      that’s brutal haha. we had this(crossing 400) a couple months ago.
      Imagine being old and/or with respiratory problems in this pollution. but it helps “our economy”!

    • Kefi Iris
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      192 months ago

      Yeah. I basically breath industrial fumes here all the time when I go out. Long Live Air Purifiers. Can’t wait to move out from this Lung Cancer Tomb.

    • @Alteon@lemmy.world
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      72 months ago

      How are people living like that daily? How do they all swim in that crazy polluted river? How are billions of them over there not getting crazy amounts of cancer?

      • velox_vulnus
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        52 months ago

        Millions, not billions. India’s total population is around 1.4 billion, according to the older census, and by now, it’s somewhere around 1.7 billion.

        Delhi and neighboring areas have garbage infrastructure, too much population density, high levels of corruption and lawlessness. Punjab is directly to blame for Delhi’s pollution - stubble burning is the reason for high levels of pollution. If you go back in history, mono-culture ruined Punjab.

  • @deliux
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    212 months ago

    on that topic - where does the O³ come from?

    • @lemmesayOP
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      372 months ago

      a fellow breezy weather user!
      you can tap on it to read more about it.

      Ground-level ozone (O3) is a major component of smog. Although the same molecule, ground-level ozone can be harmful to human health, unlike stratospheric ozone that protects the earth from excess UV radiation. It is formed from photochemical reactions with pollutants such volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides (NO,) emitted from vehicles, and industry. Due to the photochemical nature, the highest levels of ozone are seen during periods of sunny weather. Exposure to excessive ozone can cause problems breathing, trigger asthma, reduce lung function and lead to lung disease.

    • @JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works
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      92 months ago

      I think the O3 ozone is a byproduct of combustion at high temperatures and not ideal combustion ratios. But I don’t know a whole lot about it.

      • @mexicancartel@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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        32 months ago

        Ozone if formed usually when UV rays hit Oxygen(O2), and if forms protective ozone layer high up in atmosphere. But ground level ozone like this are formed from other pollutants in the presence of sunlight. That is factory and vehicle’s pollutants react on sunlight and creates ozone which is harmful

    • @deliux
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      42 months ago

      Ah apparently, it is more common to occur naturally in the countyside because the NOx from fossil fuels will react with the ozon to create NO² and O².

  • Mister Neon
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    112 months ago

    Right before last summer I bought my good friend an air purifier for his birthday. My other friends made some light ribbing at my expense for being such a boring gift. The wild fires in Canada made the Philadelphia horizon hellish for about a week.

    My good friend bought two more purifiers after that.

    • @lemmesayOP
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      52 months ago

      how much time does it take to acquire Chilean citizenship?

      • bruhduh
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        2 months ago

        5 years to settle, however, good news for you, ANY oceanside city have clean air, closer you to ocean, cleaner air will be

  • @Evia@lemmy.world
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    82 months ago

    Just here to let you all know that mine is currently 1. Living in the middle of nowhere has its benefits, at times

    • @lemmesayOP
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      32 months ago

      that one is also probably a round-off error.

  • @Zerush@lemmy.ml
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    72 months ago

    Oxygen masks are going to be a great business in the near future, maybe it would be a good idea to invest in stocks 🤔

  • happybadger [he/him]
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    42 months ago

    Hell yeah, the high winds which have me in a red flag wildfire warning have temporarily lowered the AQI to 18. It’s normally like 60 and if that wildfire happens it will spike to 150-250 for several weeks.