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Health Effects of Air Pollution

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 Delhi is Central Delhi, where PM2.5 is forecasted to be 189.3 µg/m3. That's very unhealthy.


BREATHING KILLS

What are the
health effects of air pollution?

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.

Ischemic heart disease

Heart problems that narrow the artieries causing less blood and oxygen reaching he heart.

Stroke

COPD

That's chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It makes it harder to breathe.

Asthma

Lung cancer

Diabetes

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.

Central Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 189.3 µg/m3

New Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 189.3 µg/m3

East Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 171.5 µg/m3

North East Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 162.3 µg/m3

North Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 157.8 µg/m3

West Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 156.2 µg/m3

Mumbai, Maharashtra

PM2.5 forecast is 155.1 µg/m3