Every year the number of asthma patients’ hospitalisation increases because of the toxic air quality. Apart from that some reports suggest that around 20 per cent new cases of respiratory diseases erupt after Diwali. It’s because even after two to three days of Diwali celebrations the quality of air remains poor. Children between six to 12 years of age are the most susceptible to these ailments. Toxic air during Diwali Experts believe that the toxins released from crackers are different than usual air pollution. These are more harmful and thus number of asthma patients who come in after Diwali increases.