Kolkata's air pollution in 2020 did not improve

Did Kolkata’s Air Quality Improve in 2020?

How was Kolkata’s air quality in 2020? Did Kolkata’s air quality improve in 2020 compared to recent years? Air pollution in 2019 averaged levels nearly 7 times the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended limit for PM2.5 levels. Smart Air dove into the data to see if there was any improvement … Read more

WHOs Air Quality Guidelines Are Actually Unsafe

Here’s Why the WHO Air Quality Guidelines Are Unsafe

In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its most recent guidelines on safe air quality and pollution levels. The problem? More recent research shows these WHO air quality recommendations are actually NOT safe. What Are the WHO Recommended Safe Air Pollution Levels? The WHO gives recommendations for 5 air pollutants: PM2.5, … Read more

How Pollution Affects Children

How Air Pollution Affects Children’s Health

Air pollution affects all of us, including children. In recent years, more research has been done on how air pollution affects children’s health and the results are scary. In fact, the WHO recently published a 172 page paper on the damaging effects air pollution has on children. They started the … Read more

Study Finds Ionizers Increase Air Pollution

A peer-reviewed study from the University of Texas finds that ionizers increase air pollution, creating formaldehyde, ozone, and particulate. This data contrasts sharply with claims from air purifier companies that market ionizers as magical machines. One company in China claims that their machine’s negative ions “remove PM2.5 particulate pollution and … Read more

2020 India Air Pollution Report: Did Air Quality Improve?

Did India’s air quality improve in 2020? How did COVID-19 affect air quality in India? Smart Air analyzed 2020 India air pollution data for five of India’s major cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad. 2020 India Air Quality Report Of the five major Indian cities analyzed in 2020, all … Read more

Studies Find Wildfires Affect Air Quality in Devastating Ways

It is no surprise that wildfires affect air quality. Pollution from wildfires throughout Australia and California over the years has greatly affected air quality levels. Pictures like the one above show the large amounts of smoke and pollution produced by these wildfires. But how exactly does the smoke from these … Read more

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

3 Steps to Protecting Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires create a serious amount of smoke and air pollution. Smoke that can cause short and long term health impacts. That’s why it’s important to know how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke. Wildfire smoke is a form of air pollution. It contains dangerous VOC gases and small particles (PM2.5) … Read more

Singapore Pollution Over WHO Limit

Singapore Air Quality (AQI) and Air Pollution Levels

Air Quality and Pollution in Singapore Singapore has an air pollution problem and has suffered from poor air quality for years. From 2014-2020, Singapore average daily air quality exceeded the WHO annual pollution limits on an average of nearly 6 out of 7 days of the week. What’s more, Singapore … Read more

Where Does Indonesia and Jakarta’s Air Pollution Come From?

Indonesia’s air pollution levels have severely worsened in recent years. From 2013 to 2016 alone, Indonesia’s air pollution doubled. In 2019, Jakarta averaged over 4 times (40 micrograms) the WHO recommended healthy limit of PM.5 air pollution. With pollution levels worsening to dangerous levels, many may wonder where Indonesia and … Read more

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