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Are you breathing in Maldah?

42µg/m3

PM2.5

1+ 🚬

Smoking

3M

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for Maldah, West Bengal right now is 42 µg/m3. That's slightly polluted. You should consider a face mask, air purifier and reducing your outdoor activity.

Air pollution in Maldah, West Bengal

The air quality in Maldah 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

41.8 ug/m3

9pm

41.5 ug/m3

sunday

41.9 ug/m3

3am

42.6 ug/m3

6am

42.8 ug/m3

9am

42.7 ug/m3

12pm

42.2 ug/m3

3pm

41.5 ug/m3

6pm

40.9 ug/m3

9pm

38.9 ug/m3

monday

34.5 ug/m3

3am

29.8 ug/m3

6am

26.7 ug/m3

9am

24.3 ug/m3

12pm

22.7 ug/m3

3pm

21.7 ug/m3

6pm

20.9 ug/m3

9pm

19.0 ug/m3

tuesday

16.2 ug/m3

3am

14.5 ug/m3

6am

13.6 ug/m3

9am

13.2 ug/m3

12pm

14.1 ug/m3

3pm

15.7 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 Maldah.

Is it safe to breathe in Maldah right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in Maldah, the forecast says it is 42 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 New 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.

New Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 147.1 µg/m3

Central Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 147.1 µg/m3

East Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 133.3 µg/m3

South Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 133.0 µg/m3

West Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 123.8 µg/m3

South West Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 123.2 µg/m3

North East Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 120.5 µg/m3

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