Air Quality Index: What Is Your City's Air like Today?
Delhi-NCR has been struggling to breathe yet again, with air in the 'hazardous' category.
Delhi-NCR has been struggling to breathe yet again, with air in the 'hazardous' category. Areas like Wazirpur, Mundka and some sectors in Noida crossed pollutant levels of 500.
While the situation is relatively better in other cities, the air is still in the unhealthy category, especially in Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
Air Pollution in Different Cities
Here’s what the numbers mean. The World Health Organisation identifies pollution levels are ranging from:
0 - 50: Good. Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
51-100: Satisfactory. Air quality is acceptable; may be a moderate health concern for sensitive people.
101-200: Moderate. Sensitive groups (with lung, heart diseases) may experience health issues.
201-300: Poor. Everyone may begin to experience health issues like respiratory problems.
301-400: Very Poor. Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is likely to be affected.
401-500: Severe. Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health issues.
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