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
Punjab, where PM2.5 is forecasted to be
303.4 µg/m3. That's very unhealthy.
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