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The main culprit is PM 2.5, particles and (1)   that are less than 2.5 microns in width. The elderly and children are particularly (2)   as the smog settles deep in the lungs. Prolonged (3)   can lead to reduced lung function, chronic bronchitis and the onset of lung cancer or heart disease.

The pollution sources: dust, diesel generators, traffic, power plants, industries and construction. In north India, winter also brings (4)   during Diwali and weddings, charcoal fires and burning of crop stubble in Punjab and Haryana. Cold weather conditions also cause inversion – cool air settles close to the ground and traps pollution with no breeze to (5)   it. Air quality in the south isn’t any better but the primary (6)   are different.

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 1. droplets 2. vulnerable 3. exposure 4. crackers 5. disperse 6. pollutants  


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A Naturalist is a health practitioner who applies natural (1)  . His or her spectrum comprises far more than fasting, nutrition, water, and exercise; it includes approved natural (2)   practices such as Homeopathy, (3)  , and Herbal Medicine, as well as the use of modern methods like Bio-Resonance, Ozone-Therapy, and Colon Hydrotherapy. At a time when modern technology, environmental pollution, poor diet, and stress play a significant role in the (4)   of health, a Naturalist’s ability to apply natural methods of healing is of considerable importance. Frequently, a (5)   is the last resort in a patient’s long search for health. Providing personalized care to each patient, the Naturalist sees humankind as a (6)   unity of body, mind, and spirit.

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 1. therapies 2. healing 3. Acupuncture 4. degradation 5 .naturopath 6. holistic


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A coffeehouse, coffee shop or café (sometimes spelled cafe) is an establishment which primarily serves hot coffee, related coffee beverages (e.g., café latte, (1)  , espresso), tea, and other hot beverages. Some coffeehouses also serve cold beverages such as iced coffee and iced tea. Many cafés also serve some type of food, such as light snacks, (2)   or pastries. Coffeehouses range from owner-operated small businesses to large multinational corporations. From a cultural standpoint, coffeehouses largely serve as centers of social interaction: the coffeehouse provides (3)   with a place to (4)  , talk, read, write, entertain one another, or pass the time, whether individually or in small groups. Since the development of Wi-Fi, coffeehouses with this capability have also become places for patrons to access the Internet on their laptops and tablet computers. A coffeehouse can serve as an (5)   club for its regular members.

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 1. cappuccino 2. muffins 3. patrons 4. congregate 5. informal