A Slight Respite for Delhi: Ahead of Diwali, Air Quality Improves

With Diwali right around the corner, worries of inflated pollution levels have also been on the rise. However, as of this morning, 25 October, most major metros in India are faced with considerably good air quality with levels ranging from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘moderate’. Delhi, for one, has seen a drastic improvement with a 26 point drop in PM2.5 levels since yesterday.

On the other hand, the PM2.5 levels of Bengaluru have spiked from an 18 to a 68, although its still in the ‘moderate’ range.

Check your city’s pollution levels below:

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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. Entire population is likely to be affected.
  • 401-500: Severe. Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health issues.

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