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Are you breathing in Kohima?

265µg/m3

PM2.5

12+ 🚬

Smoking

267K

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for Kohima, Nagaland right now is 265 µg/m3. That's extremely polluted. You should consider a face mask, air purifier and reducing your outdoor activity.

Air pollution in Kohima, Nagaland

The air quality in Kohima right now is severely polluted. It is equivalent to smoking + cigarettes today. This is an emergency. Everyone should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Remain indoors and keep activity levels low. People with asthma should follow their asthma action plans and keep quick relief medicine handy. Everyone should consider wearing a face mask, using an air purifer and reducing outdoor activites to reduce your air pollution exposure.

PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast

12pm

265.3 ug/m3

3pm

258.8 ug/m3

6pm

256.7 ug/m3

9pm

249.4 ug/m3

friday

234.8 ug/m3

3am

215.6 ug/m3

6am

197.8 ug/m3

9am

188.0 ug/m3

12pm

184.5 ug/m3

3pm

183.9 ug/m3

6pm

180.9 ug/m3

9pm

183.1 ug/m3

saturday

188.4 ug/m3

3am

191.0 ug/m3

6am

192.0 ug/m3

9am

190.6 ug/m3

12pm

186.1 ug/m3

3pm

181.0 ug/m3

6pm

175.8 ug/m3

9pm

172.5 ug/m3

sunday

177.8 ug/m3

3am

191.4 ug/m3

6am

201.8 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 Kohima.

Is it safe to breathe in Kohima right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in Kohima, the forecast says it is 265 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 Nagaland?

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 Nagaland or it's cities like Dimapur, Kohima, Mon, Tuensang or  Mokokchung 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 675.8 µg/m3

North Tripura, Tripura

PM2.5 forecast is 520.7 µg/m3

Lawngtlai, Mizoram

PM2.5 forecast is 470.7 µg/m3

Mamit, Mizoram

PM2.5 forecast is 416.7 µg/m3

Chandel, Manipur

PM2.5 forecast is 414.5 µg/m3

Lunglei, Mizoram

PM2.5 forecast is 412.4 µg/m3

Kamrup Metropolitan, Assam

PM2.5 forecast is 407.2 µg/m3

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