In a survey, more than nine thousand residents of Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, and Faridabad provided feedback. Sixty-seven percent of the respondents were male, while 33 percent were female. Sixty-seven percent indicated a runny or blocked nose, and the same percentage reported burning eyes. This percentage has increased from 38 percent to 67 percent in just three weeks.

Jagran correspondent, New Delhi. Every household in the NCR region has been affected by pollution. Common issues like irritation, cough, and a runny nose have affected everyone. In the past three weeks, there has been an unprecedented increase in these problems, as revealed by an online survey conducted in the local circles.

More than nine thousand people from Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, and Faridabad participated in the survey. Sixty-seven percent of the respondents were male, and 33 percent were female. In the survey, 100 percent of the included NCR families indicated that one or more members of their family are affected by air pollution.

AQI levels in many parts of NCR range from 300-600 After Diwali, there was hope for an improvement in air quality, but in many parts of the NCR, AQI levels are still between 300-600. This includes several congested areas where the influx of vehicles is very high.

In the survey, out of 9740 families from the NCR, 100 percent indicated that one or more members of their family have been affected in the last 30 days.

In the survey, 89 percent of the families either had someone suffering from throat irritation and cough, and 78 percent had difficulty breathing. Sixty-seven percent indicated a runny or blocked nose, and the same percentage reported burning eyes.

Increase in concerns and focus on breathing difficulties Fifty-six percent indicated difficulty in concentrating and increased concerns, while 44 percent indicated a headache. Twenty-two percent acknowledged difficulty in sleeping.

Comparing the new survey results from October 31 to November 23, it is evident that the percentage of families in the NCR with one or more members suffering from throat irritation or cough has increased from 38 percent to 67 percent in just three weeks.

Similarly, in cases where one or more individuals in NCR families are affected by a blocked or runny nose, the percentage has increased from 38 percent to 67 percent in just three weeks.

Regarding NCR families where one or more individuals are suffering from breathing problems or asthma, the percentage has increased from 38 percent to 78 percent, indicating that unless there is an improvement in air quality, breathing problems are likely to increase.

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