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Are you breathing in Nainital?

31µg/m3

PM2.5

1+ 🚬

Smoking

954K

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for Nainital, Uttarakhand right now is 31 µg/m3. That's slightly polluted. You should consider a face mask, air purifier and reducing your outdoor activity.

Air pollution in Nainital, Uttarakhand

The air quality in Nainital 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

monday

30.6 ug/m3

3am

31.2 ug/m3

6am

31.2 ug/m3

9am

31.0 ug/m3

12pm

31.0 ug/m3

3pm

30.1 ug/m3

6pm

29.0 ug/m3

9pm

27.9 ug/m3

tuesday

27.0 ug/m3

3am

26.4 ug/m3

6am

25.9 ug/m3

9am

25.5 ug/m3

12pm

24.7 ug/m3

3pm

24.0 ug/m3

6pm

23.4 ug/m3

9pm

23.0 ug/m3

wednesday

22.8 ug/m3

3am

22.6 ug/m3

6am

22.4 ug/m3

9am

22.1 ug/m3

12pm

21.3 ug/m3

3pm

20.3 ug/m3

6pm

19.6 ug/m3

9pm

19.1 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 Nainital.

Is it safe to breathe in Nainital right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in Nainital, the forecast says it is 31 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 Uttarakhand?

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 Uttarakhand or it's cities like Haridwar, Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar, Nainital or  Pauri Garhwal 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 98.9 µg/m3

Central Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 98.9 µg/m3

East Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 95.2 µg/m3

North East Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 88.1 µg/m3

West Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 85.6 µg/m3

North Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 84.5 µg/m3

South Delhi, Delhi

PM2.5 forecast is 83.9 µg/m3

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