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Are you breathing in Kolkata?

24µg/m3

PM2.5

1+ 🚬

Smoking

4M

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for Kolkata, West Bengal right now is 24 µg/m3. That's clean air. Did you know that only 8% of people on earth have access to clean air?

Air pollution in Kolkata, West Bengal

The air quality in Kolkata right now is good. The air pollution poses little or no risk.

PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast

3am

24.4 ug/m3

6am

24.6 ug/m3

9am

24.8 ug/m3

12pm

25.3 ug/m3

3pm

25.7 ug/m3

6pm

26.1 ug/m3

9pm

26.6 ug/m3

wednesday

26.8 ug/m3

3am

26.7 ug/m3

6am

26.5 ug/m3

9am

25.8 ug/m3

12pm

25.2 ug/m3

3pm

24.9 ug/m3

6pm

24.8 ug/m3

9pm

25.1 ug/m3

thursday

25.4 ug/m3

3am

25.5 ug/m3

6am

25.8 ug/m3

9am

26.7 ug/m3

12pm

28.0 ug/m3

3pm

29.2 ug/m3

6pm

29.9 ug/m3

9pm

30.1 ug/m3

friday

30.3 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 Kolkata.

Is it safe to breathe in Kolkata right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in Kolkata, the forecast says it is 24 µg/m3. So yes, it is safe to breathe in Kolkata.

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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 Ludhiana district in Punjab 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.

Ludhiana, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 169.7 µg/m3

Moga, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 160.5 µg/m3

Jalandhar, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 156.6 µg/m3

Tarn Taran, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 150.9 µg/m3

Barnala, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 146.2 µg/m3

Sangrur, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 137.0 µg/m3

Amritsar, Punjab

PM2.5 forecast is 136.2 µg/m3

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