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Are you breathing in Dhanbad?

105µg/m3

PM2.5

4+ 🚬

Smoking

2M

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for Dhanbad, Jharkhand right now is 105 µg/m3. That's unhealthy. You should consider a face mask, air purifier and reducing your outdoor activity.

Air pollution in Dhanbad, Jharkhand

The air quality in Dhanbad right now is 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

105.0 ug/m3

9pm

103.0 ug/m3

wednesday

96.9 ug/m3

3am

88.8 ug/m3

6am

84.9 ug/m3

9am

83.5 ug/m3

12pm

83.5 ug/m3

3pm

84.2 ug/m3

6pm

86.1 ug/m3

9pm

87.1 ug/m3

thursday

86.7 ug/m3

3am

85.4 ug/m3

6am

81.0 ug/m3

9am

75.1 ug/m3

12pm

76.6 ug/m3

3pm

79.0 ug/m3

6pm

81.4 ug/m3

9pm

84.3 ug/m3

friday

86.0 ug/m3

3am

84.9 ug/m3

6am

87.3 ug/m3

9am

92.0 ug/m3

12pm

96.0 ug/m3

3pm

94.9 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 Dhanbad.

Is it safe to breathe in Dhanbad right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in Dhanbad, the forecast says it is 105 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 Jharkhand?

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 Jharkhand or it's cities like Ranchi, Dhanbad, Giridih, Purbi Singhbhum or  Bokaro 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 Harda 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.

Harda, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 494.8 µg/m3

Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 441.8 µg/m3

Betul, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 282.6 µg/m3

Sehore, Madhya Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 208.0 µg/m3

Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya

PM2.5 forecast is 150.7 µg/m3

Nagaon, Assam

PM2.5 forecast is 146.4 µg/m3

Munger, Bihar

PM2.5 forecast is 145.5 µg/m3

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