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Are you breathing in Koch Bihar?

50µg/m3

PM2.5

2+ 🚬

Smoking

2M

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for Koch Bihar, West Bengal right now is 50 µg/m3. That's slightly polluted. You should consider a face mask, air purifier and reducing your outdoor activity.

Air pollution in Koch Bihar, West Bengal

The air quality in Koch Bihar right now is slightly polluted. It's a good day to be active outside. But if you're unusually sensitive, please consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion. Watch for symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath.

PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast

6pm

50.1 ug/m3

9pm

50.7 ug/m3

thursday

51.0 ug/m3

3am

52.1 ug/m3

6am

53.3 ug/m3

9am

53.9 ug/m3

12pm

54.1 ug/m3

3pm

54.5 ug/m3

6pm

55.3 ug/m3

9pm

55.0 ug/m3

friday

51.7 ug/m3

3am

48.8 ug/m3

6am

47.5 ug/m3

9am

47.0 ug/m3

12pm

46.6 ug/m3

3pm

47.4 ug/m3

6pm

48.5 ug/m3

9pm

49.5 ug/m3

saturday

50.0 ug/m3

3am

49.9 ug/m3

6am

49.7 ug/m3

9am

49.3 ug/m3

12pm

47.9 ug/m3

3pm

45.1 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 Koch Bihar.

Is it safe to breathe in Koch Bihar right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in Koch Bihar, the forecast says it is 50 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 West Bengal?

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 West Bengal or it's cities like North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Barddhaman, Murshidabad or  Paschim Medinipur 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 Central Delhi district in Delhi 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.

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

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