How Much Air Pollution Does Diwali Create?

Fireworks are everywhere during Diwali. So that got me thinking: just how much air pollution does Diwali create in India? We tracked the data the published PM2.5 data for 2021 Diwali, and share the results of our own tests as well. Testing Diwali Air Pollution in Delhi The Smart Air …

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Visualize: Delhi’s Air Pollution (2016-2021)

Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world. PM2.5 pollution levels reach more than 10 times the World Health Organization’s annual limit. Hazy skies and pollution alerts have become the norm in Delhi. In winters, the air quality reaches hazardous levels creating health emergencies.  To help people visualize how Delhi’s …

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Where Does India’s Air Pollution Come From?

In our 2022 25 most polluted cities report, 9 Indian cities made the list. So where does India’s air pollution come from? Let’s dive into to see what the sources are of India’s serious air pollution. Sources of India’s Air Pollution: By Industry A study undertaken by Council on Energy, …

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Manama Bahrain Air Pollution One of Worst in World

25 Most Polluted Cities in the World (2022 Rankings)

Air pollution is one of the leading causes of death around the world. But which cities and countries are the most polluted in the world? Smart Air analyzed 2021 and 2022 air pollution data for 529 major cities from 88 countries around the world to create the 2022 updated ranking …

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Smart Air Provides Clean Air to Embassy in Delhi

Smart Air Provides Clean Air to Slovenian Embassy in Delhi The Slovenian Embassy in Delhi has turned to Smart Air air purifiers to rid their embassy of dangerous pollutants found in Delhi’s air. The embassy joins many other countries around the world including France, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, and more in …

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Did Hyderabad’s Air Quality Improve in 2021?

How was Hyderabad’s 2021 air quality? Did Hyderabad’s air quality improve in 2021 compared to recent years? Air pollution in 2020 averaged levels over 4 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 in 2021. Hyderabad …

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Did Chennai Air Quality Get Better in 2021?

Chennai air quality worsened by 11.5% in 2021 compared to 2020. This leaves Chennai with air pollution levels 6 times higher than the World Health Organization’s annual limit. What are the trends in Chennai air quality and how does Chennai air pollution compare to other Indian cities? Chennai Air Quality: …

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Mumbai During Lockdown

Mumbai Air Quality Exceeds 8 Times WHO Limit in 2021

Mumbai air quality improved 2% in 2021, compared to the previous year. These higher air pollution levels push Mumbai’s annual PM2.5 average to more than eight times the World Health Organization’s annual limit of 5 µg/m3. Let’s dive into what trends we see throughout the year with Mumbai air quality and …

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Did Bangalore Air Quality Get Better in 2021?

Analyzing air quality data from the Berkeley Earth Project, Smart Air found that Bangalore air quality worsened by 3% in 2021 compared to 2020. This leaves Bangalore with air pollution levels 6 times higher than the World Health Organization’s annual limit. Bangalore Air Quality by Month Breaking down the data by …

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Kolkata Air Quality Exceeds 14 Times WHO Limit in 2021

Analyzing air pollution data from the US Consulate, Smart Air found that Kolkata’s air quality levels did not improve in 2021 compared to last year. With an annual PM level of 71 micrograms, the citizens of Kolkata are still breathing air pollution that is 14 times the WHO annual limit. …

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