1. Air Pollution: How Richa Chadda hit back at Twitterati on bursting crackers during Diwali

Air Pollution: How Richa Chadda hit back at Twitterati on bursting crackers during Diwali

This Diwali, many celebrities had come out to pledge against the use of crackers and urged everyone to do the same.

By: | Updated: November 1, 2016 6:16 PM
diwali, richa chadda, air pollution, delhi pollution, delhi air pollution, diwali air pollution, richa chadda twitter, richa chadda pollution As Richa Chadda shared a report on Twitter, and said that ‘anyone who burst crackers has a death wish’, it didn’t go down well with a lot of followers. (Source: Bollywood Hungama)

Pollution levels in Delhi have reached alarming levels after Diwali celebrations on Sunday night. Citizens woke up to a city enveloped in smog while the air quality went up to the ‘severe’ category for the longest time. Not only Delhi, but many parts of the country got blanketed by the smoke caused by fireworks during the Diwali festivities. This Diwali, many celebrities had come out to pledge against the use of crackers and urged everyone to do the same. This initiative by actors and cricketers should be beneficial for the environment, but looking at the pollution it caused, there seems to be no respite. The jibe between actress Richa Chadda and a few of her followers is a good example of it.

During Diwali, people were advised to not venture outdoors as the air quality turned ‘severe’. This kind of pollution can cause severe effects on the children and elderly, especially those with heart and lung diseases. The Centre’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) recorded the level of respirable pollutants, PM 2.5 and PM 10, at 283 and 517 micro grams per cubic metre respectively around 8 PM on Sunday, violating the safe limits by multiple times. The prescribed standards of PM 2.5 and PM 10 are 60 and 100 respectively, and anything beyond that can harm the respiratory system as the ultra fine particulates can embed deep into the lungs and also enter the bloodstream. Actress Richa Chadda went on her usual slay mode to answer many of them. After she tweeted, “Everyone who burst crackers yesterday has a death wish! What do we need more Oxygen or momentary light n fumes?” Here are some of the replies and how she got back at them:

 

As Richa Chadda shared a report on Twitter, and said that ‘anyone who burst crackers has a death wish’, it didn’t go down well with a lot of followers.

  1. Budd Margolis
    Nov 2, 2016 at 12:28 pm
    Fireworks and firecrackers cause distress everywhere, not just in Delhi. The high pollution in London is being caused by a double whammy of foggy weather (still winds allowing pollutants to build up under the mist) plus fireworks celebrating Diwali and Bonfire Night. One monitor in Harlington near Heathrow recorded it highest possible level, 10/10. OCT 31. The British The government’s plan for tackling the UK’s air pollution crisis has been judged illegally poor at the high court, marking the second time in 18 months ministers have lost in court on the issue. Air pollution causes 50,000 early deaths and £27.5bn in costs every year, according to the government’s own estimates, and was called a “public health emergency” by MPs in April.Air pollution causes 50,000 early deaths and £27.5bn in costs every year, according to the government’s own estimates, and was called a “public health emergency” by MPs in April.
    Reply
    1. Budd Margolis
      Nov 2, 2016 at 1:03 pm
      Richa Chadda is brave and cares, I wish there were more people who stood up for the health of the nation. Delhi suffers from the worlds worst air pollution which kills 40,000 of its citizens prematurely every year. The toxicity, especially when it is winter and the Diwali and wedding firecrackers are lit is beyond measure, AQI = Hazardous with readings of 999 which is the limit. The pollution impacts children's respiration and 30% have reduced breathing capability and this also impacts on their brain activity = exam results. Pollution is worse indoors and in cars. There are many contributing factors from dust, construction dust, waste and crop burning to diesel back up generators, old vehicles, cars and motorcycles, inefficient fuels, the weather and at times of national or religious celebration firecracker. There is no obligation of connection between firecrackers and Diwali or weddings. It is a human activity that is both dangerous and disturbing to peoples well being. Some critics make inane and ignorant arguments stating that those who want a firecracker ban are jihadists, imperialists or have some political motive which is the furthest from the truth. Many want better air and health for everyone. Every day a Delhite losses 2 hours of life expectancy. This may be OK for you but for everyone who suffers it is outrageous and a state of emergency. The GOVT must do much more than an ineffective odd/even car campaign. We must stand up for the rights to health for everyone but realise that he toxins hurt those who are pregnant, elderly, children and suffers of respiratory and cardiac issues. Air pollution increases cancer and causes much harm. Next time you hear your fellow workers coughing just think about how we have solutions for the problems of air pollution, it seems we lack the will?
      Reply

      Go to Top