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Are you breathing in Central Delhi?

158µg/m3

PM2.5

7+ 🚬

Smoking

582K

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for Central Delhi, Delhi right now is 158 µg/m3. That's very unhealthy. You should consider a face mask, air purifier and reducing your outdoor activity.

Air pollution in Central Delhi, Delhi

The air quality in Central Delhi right now is very unhealthy. It is equivalent to smoking + cigarettes today. Everyone should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. Take more breaks during all outdoor activities. People who have heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teenagers should avoid heavy exertion. Move activities indoors or reschedule to a time when the air quality is better. 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

6pm

158.4 ug/m3

9pm

151.5 ug/m3

friday

147.9 ug/m3

3am

147.4 ug/m3

6am

146.6 ug/m3

9am

145.1 ug/m3

12pm

147.9 ug/m3

3pm

147.2 ug/m3

6pm

147.4 ug/m3

9pm

152.2 ug/m3

saturday

158.7 ug/m3

3am

166.0 ug/m3

6am

176.3 ug/m3

9am

187.9 ug/m3

12pm

193.9 ug/m3

3pm

195.1 ug/m3

6pm

196.9 ug/m3

9pm

202.4 ug/m3

sunday

212.7 ug/m3

3am

224.5 ug/m3

6am

227.2 ug/m3

9am

223.9 ug/m3

12pm

223.7 ug/m3

3pm

224.2 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 Central Delhi.

Is it safe to breathe in Central Delhi right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in Central Delhi, the forecast says it is 158 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 Delhi?

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 Delhi or it's cities like North West Delhi, South Delhi, West Delhi, South West Delhi or  North East Delhi 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 Firozpur 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.

Firozpur, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 290.0 µg/m3

Faridkot, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 285.5 µg/m3

Tarn Taran, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 260.1 µg/m3

Mohali, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 258.8 µg/m3

Amritsar, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 183.6 µg/m3

Moga, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 179.1 µg/m3

Bathinda, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 172.2 µg/m3

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