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Are you breathing in Banka?

69µg/m3

PM2.5

3+ 🚬

Smoking

2M

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for Banka, Bihar right now is 69 µg/m3. That's moderately polluted. You should consider a face mask, air purifier and reducing your outdoor activity.

Air pollution in Banka, Bihar

The air quality in Banka right now is moderately polluted. It is equivalent to smoking + cigarettes today. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teenagers should reduce prolonged exertion. It's ok to be active outside, but take more breaks and do less intense activities. People with asthma should follow their asthma action plans and keep quick relief medicine handy. You can consider wearing a face mask, using an air purifer and reducing outdoor activites to reduce your air pollution exposure.

PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast

3am

68.8 ug/m3

6am

65.4 ug/m3

9am

61.7 ug/m3

12pm

61.9 ug/m3

3pm

64.4 ug/m3

6pm

67.0 ug/m3

9pm

69.2 ug/m3

friday

68.9 ug/m3

3am

64.1 ug/m3

6am

59.0 ug/m3

9am

55.5 ug/m3

12pm

56.5 ug/m3

3pm

58.2 ug/m3

6pm

59.2 ug/m3

9pm

60.5 ug/m3

saturday

62.3 ug/m3

3am

64.9 ug/m3

6am

69.4 ug/m3

9am

73.3 ug/m3

12pm

73.1 ug/m3

3pm

70.2 ug/m3

6pm

67.5 ug/m3

9pm

65.0 ug/m3

sunday

64.5 ug/m3

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

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you wanted to know about air pollution in Banka.

Is it safe to breathe in Banka right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in Banka, the forecast says it is 69 µg/m3. Hence, the air is not clean.

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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.

How polluted are other cities in Bihar?

Air pollution varies from city to city and even from one neighborhood to another within a city. You can review the air quality forecasts for Bihar or it's cities like Patna, Purbi Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Madhubani or  Gaya anytime.

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 Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh 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.

“As a chest surgeon who has been operating on lungs since 1988, I am pained to say that it is time to call India’s deadly pollution crisis a public health emergency. Over the years, I have witnessed a change in the color of patients’ lungs from pink to black.”

Dr. Arvind Kumar

“There are no safe air pollution limits, and so there can be no moderations. We need to take drastic actions.”

The Ella Roberta Family Foundation
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.

Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 328.5 µg/m3

Harda, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 193.6 µg/m3

Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya

PM2.5 forecast is 181.2 µg/m3

Kamrup Metropolitan, Assam

PM2.5 forecast is 180.8 µg/m3

Chandel, Manipur

PM2.5 forecast is 167.3 µg/m3

Narsimhapur, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 158.2 µg/m3

Kiphire, Nagaland

PM2.5 forecast is 156.5 µg/m3

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