Dangerous air pollution in India forces Delhi schools to close for 2nd time in 2 weeks
"Delhi — The air pollution in India's capital got so bad again this week that the government was forced to close schools. It was the second time in two weeks. The air has been choked with a concentration of noxious pollutants about 10-times higher than what's considered safe by the World Health Organization.
The smog is so thick and the levels of toxins so high that it's a health threat not just for children, the elderly and those with underlying health problems, but for every single person exposed to the deadly air. India's pollution control authority ordered all schools in Delhi and its suburbs shuttered on both Thursday and Friday. All industries running on coal and other fossil fuels were also asked to stay closed. "