Delhi’s PM2.5 levels worst in the world

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Delhi’s PM2.5 levels worst in the world

  • A global analysis found that Indian cities are among the highest in the world while recording PM2.5 emissions.

Key Highlights

  • Striking difference in Global patterns for exposures to key air pollutants:
  • Exposures to PM2.5 pollution tend to be higher in cities located in low- and middle-income countries,
    • Highest in populous cities of South East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America
  • Exposure to NO2 is high across cities in high-income as well as low- and middle-income countries.

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  • Delhi and Kolkata were ranked first and second in the list of top 10 most polluted cities when PM2.5 levels were compared.
  • No Indian city in top 10 or 20 - polluted cities when N02 levels were compared.
  • Cities with high NO2 population levels included Moscow, Beijing, Paris, Istanbul and Seoul.

Prelims Take Away

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