Indian Cities Worst Affected With Life-Threatening Air Pollutants

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 12:45 Hrs
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Bangalore: Delhi, the capital city of India witnesses the worst among all the major Indian cities when it comes to air pollution. This, despite the introduction of eco-friendly interventions such as the use of CNG for vehicles, the Metro and increasing tree cover in the Capital. Car exhausts, emissions from agriculture and industry, and power stations are some of the sources of air pollutants. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Jharkhand emerges as the most air polluted cities having high concentration of poisonous air pollutants, reports DailyBhaskar.com.

Delhi has the highest level of air pollutants called particulate matter (PM10) and it is less than 10 microns. To make the situation grievous, the PM10 levels have increased during the last few years, while many other cities including Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai witnessed a drop. AM (cells in the lungs which clean off dust particles and micro-organisms) is also seen to be very high numbers in central Delhi.

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