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Are you breathing in India?

Air pollution is a global public health emergency. Currently people in India are breathing toxic air that does not meet WHO's clean air guidelines. The district with the worst air pollution in India is Dhanbad in Jharkhand, where PM2.5 is forecasted to be 161.7 µg/m3. That's very unhealthy.


BREATHING KILLS

Where are India's
most polluted districts?

The health effects of air pollution are staggering. According to a story in The Guardian, air pollution may damage every organ and virtually every cell in the human body. Yes, air pollution increases the risk of heart attacks, lung cancer, asthma and COPD, but it is also known to exacerbate depression and also increase violent crime in a city.

Dhanbad, Jharkhand

PM2.5 forecast is 161.7 µg/m3

Kolkata, West Bengal

PM2.5 forecast is 160.9 µg/m3

Bokaro, Jharkhand

PM2.5 forecast is 130.0 µg/m3

Haora, West Bengal

PM2.5 forecast is 124.2 µg/m3

Puruliya, West Bengal

PM2.5 forecast is 123.6 µg/m3

Vaishali, Bihar

PM2.5 forecast is 121.6 µg/m3

Muzaffarpur, Bihar

PM2.5 forecast is 119.9 µg/m3

FAQ

Air Pollution in India

Everything you wanted to know about air pollution in India.

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You're likely at high risk to experience adverse health effects due to air pollution. You should try to identify the sources of air pollution around you and try to reduce your exposure to it. It is not usually possible to eliminate air pollution, but proactive measures can help. In the meantime, you can wear a face mask, use an air purifier or get an air quality monitor to track your personal exposure to air pollution. Please consult your physician.

What is the data source for these air quality forecasts?

All the air quality forecasts on AirPollution.io come from Urban Emissions, India's leading source of information, research and analysis about air pollution. It is led by Dr. Sarath Guttikunda.

What city has the worst air pollution in India?

It is tempting to ask this question, but let's first recognize that air pollution is a problem that affects the vast majority of India. Currently Indians across districts are breathing air that does not meet WHO's clean air guidelines. But to answer your question, the residents of Dhanbad district in Jharkhand are breathing the worst air pollution in India right now with µg/m3 of PM2.5 pollution.

I don't have money to buy an expensive face mask and air purifier. What can I do?

I am glad you asked. Many face masks and air purifiers available in the market are quite expensive, but not all of them. A company called Smart Air Filters sells affordable air purifiers and face masks. This is not an ad.

BREATHING IS INJURIOUS TO HEALTH

Air Pollution Across India's States and Union Territories

Air pollution varies from one place to another. Select a district below to get a detailed PM2.5 air quality report.

“Air pollution damages every organ and virtually every cell in the human body."

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