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Are you breathing in North Delhi?

73µg/m3

PM2.5

3+ 🚬

Smoking

887K

Population

The PM2.5 air quality forecast for North Delhi, Delhi right now is 73 µg/m3. That's moderately polluted. You should consider a face mask, air purifier and reducing your outdoor activity.

Air pollution in North Delhi, Delhi

The air quality in North Delhi right now is moderately polluted. It is equivalent to smoking + cigarettes today. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teenagers should reduce prolonged exertion. It's ok to be active outside, but take more breaks and do less intense activities. People with asthma should follow their asthma action plans and keep quick relief medicine handy. You can consider wearing a face mask, using an air purifer and reducing outdoor activites to reduce your air pollution exposure.

PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast

3am

73.0 ug/m3

6am

77.3 ug/m3

9am

75.0 ug/m3

12pm

74.6 ug/m3

3pm

76.2 ug/m3

6pm

77.2 ug/m3

9pm

78.4 ug/m3

wednesday

76.9 ug/m3

3am

72.4 ug/m3

6am

68.1 ug/m3

9am

65.5 ug/m3

12pm

64.7 ug/m3

3pm

64.2 ug/m3

6pm

64.6 ug/m3

9pm

65.4 ug/m3

thursday

65.1 ug/m3

3am

63.6 ug/m3

6am

61.0 ug/m3

9am

59.7 ug/m3

12pm

60.6 ug/m3

3pm

63.1 ug/m3

6pm

64.1 ug/m3

9pm

65.3 ug/m3

friday

69.7 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 North Delhi.

Is it safe to breathe in North Delhi right now?

The WHO's clean air guileline for PM2.5 is 25µg/m3. Currently in North Delhi, the forecast says it is 73 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 Delhi?

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 Delhi or it's cities like North West Delhi, South Delhi, West Delhi, South West Delhi or  North East Delhi 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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