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Are you breathing in Hyderabad?

157µg/m3

PM2.5

7+ 🚬

Smoking

3M

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh right now is 157 µg/m3. That's very unhealthy. You should consider a face mask, air purifier and reducing your outdoor activity.

Air pollution in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

The air quality in Hyderabad 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

tuesday

157.1 ug/m3

3am

155.7 ug/m3

6am

149.5 ug/m3

9am

137.8 ug/m3

12pm

128.9 ug/m3

3pm

126.3 ug/m3

6pm

127.9 ug/m3

9pm

133.2 ug/m3

wednesday

137.9 ug/m3

3am

137.7 ug/m3

6am

142.1 ug/m3

9am

148.3 ug/m3

12pm

147.5 ug/m3

3pm

147.9 ug/m3

6pm

148.2 ug/m3

9pm

149.1 ug/m3

thursday

151.4 ug/m3

3am

148.1 ug/m3

6am

143.6 ug/m3

9am

141.8 ug/m3

12pm

147.3 ug/m3

3pm

150.5 ug/m3

6pm

153.4 ug/m3

9pm

155.0 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 Hyderabad.

Is it safe to breathe in Hyderabad right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in Hyderabad, the forecast says it is 157 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 Andhra Pradesh?

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 Andhra Pradesh or it's cities like Rangareddy, East Godavari, Guntur, Krishna or  Visakhapatnam 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 Dhalai district in Tripura 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.

Dhalai, Tripura

PM2.5 forecast is 542.1 µg/m3

North Tripura, Tripura

PM2.5 forecast is 420.7 µg/m3

Lawngtlai, Mizoram

PM2.5 forecast is 326.4 µg/m3

Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 289.9 µg/m3

West Tripura, Tripura

PM2.5 forecast is 266.4 µg/m3

Lunglei, Mizoram

PM2.5 forecast is 243.6 µg/m3

Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh

PM2.5 forecast is 243.2 µg/m3

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