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Are you breathing in Bengaluru?

54µg/m3

PM2.5

2+ 🚬

Smoking

9M

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for Bengaluru, Karnataka right now is 54 µg/m3. That's slightly polluted. You should consider a face mask, air purifier and reducing your outdoor activity.

Air pollution in Bengaluru, Karnataka

The air quality in Bengaluru right now is slightly polluted. It's a good day to be active outside. But if you're unusually sensitive, please consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion. Watch for symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath.

PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast

6pm

54.1 ug/m3

9pm

55.8 ug/m3

saturday

59.2 ug/m3

3am

63.2 ug/m3

6am

66.0 ug/m3

9am

68.4 ug/m3

12pm

70.5 ug/m3

3pm

72.5 ug/m3

6pm

73.9 ug/m3

9pm

75.0 ug/m3

sunday

76.0 ug/m3

3am

77.3 ug/m3

6am

78.8 ug/m3

9am

80.0 ug/m3

12pm

80.2 ug/m3

3pm

80.1 ug/m3

6pm

80.2 ug/m3

9pm

80.5 ug/m3

monday

79.8 ug/m3

3am

78.0 ug/m3

6am

76.2 ug/m3

9am

75.1 ug/m3

12pm

74.6 ug/m3

3pm

73.9 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 Bengaluru.

Is it safe to breathe in Bengaluru right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in Bengaluru, the forecast says it is 54 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 Karnataka?

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 Karnataka or it's cities like Bengaluru, Belgaum, Mysore, Tumkur or  Gulbarga 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 Faridkot district in Punjab 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.

Faridkot, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 625.8 µg/m3

Barnala, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 617.4 µg/m3

Bathinda, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 591.0 µg/m3

Mansa, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 590.8 µg/m3

Sangrur, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 545.3 µg/m3

Mohali, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 504.7 µg/m3

Moga, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 453.4 µg/m3

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