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Pollution in Delhi: Companies like Google and Coca-Cola equip workplaces with purifiers

Nov 10, 2015, 04.00 AM IST



Last week, an employee at Honeywell's Pune office visited Delhi for a project along with her six-year-old son. Within days of her visit, her son was diagnosed with pharyngitis. The paediatrician blamed it on air pollution and advised her to return to Pune immediately.

Delhi's air quality problems have become legendary, with many expats deciding to leave the city or to send their families back home, and corporates are increasingly taking note of it.

Firms such as Google, Coca-Cola, Honeywell, Whirlpool and SAP Labs have started equipping their workspaces with air purifiers and some are offering them to employees at a discount at a time when respiratory diseases are on the rise in the Capital.