Bangalore, Among World's Top Polluted Megacities
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Bangalore, Among World's Top Polluted Megacities

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 29 November 2012, 11:30 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Bangalore: Living in a megacity isn’t easy, it’s rather very challenging. And one of the challenges to deal with is the increasing level of pollution in these cities caused by traffic, industry and natural minerals. A study reported that India’s hub for IT sector, Bangalore, is one among the top polluted megacities in the world.

189 megacities were tracked for pollution by the scientists at Tel Aviv University. The study revealed that cities with population that exceeds 2 million were the hotspots for high pollution. Out of these 58 megacities Mumbai, Tokyo and New York also showed the population that amounts over 5 million. The study was put together by collaborating eight years of data collected from three of NASA’s high tech aerosol monitoring satellites.

India, Northeast China, the Middle East and Central African cities are the foremost showing increase in pollution rates including Bangalore, with a 34 percent average rise in aerosol concentration from 2002 to 2010, reported by Tel Aviv University's American Friends (AFTAU) website.

The smog that often covers megacities is in fact a thick cloudy layer several hundred meters over the Earth’s surface, which contains the particle of pollutants.

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Reader's comments(3)
1: How could a city of gardens become a city of garbage in less than 25 years? Its population has gone up by more than 10 fold and the worst is since 9 out of 10 are transplants there is no culture. Dog eats dog world. The younger generation who represent more than three fourths of the people were supposed to rescue the country from endemic corruption. Unfortunately it has become severe.
Posted by:chat - 29 Nov, 2012
2: I get sick within 30 minutes of my arrival in Bangalore. My last visit was in 2004 and I have no plans to leave the clean air of Camden, Maine, USA.
Posted by:Chengara - 29 Nov, 2012
3: Pollution in the city has made it hard to survive, its tragic that much can't be done to resolve this. And its a world where 'everyman to himself'(applies to both sexes)which makes pollution and such related matters not a personal concern. Nobody realizes the impact until met with repercussions.
Posted by:Sav - 29 Nov, 2012