New Delhi’s “gas chamber” smog is so bad that United Airlines has stopped flying there

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New Delhi’s “gas chamber” smog is so bad that United Airlines has stopped flying there

In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, a girl begs for alms from a group of people wearing face masks to fight the pollution in New Delhi, India. A thick gray haze has enveloped India’s capital as air pollution hit hazardous levels, prompting local officials to shut down schools.

According to a recent report by the Lancet medical journal on the impact of pollution across the world, one out of every four premature deaths in India in 2015, or some 2.5 million, was attributed to pollution.

In this Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 file photo, the morning sun is enveloped by a blanket of smog on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. A thick gray haze has enveloped India’s capital region as air pollution hit hazardous levels.

As winter approaches, a thick, soupy smog routinely envelops most parts of northern India, caused by dust, the burning of crops, emissions from factories and the burning of coal and piles of garbage as the poor try to keep warm.

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