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Guwahati: Air quality in Guwahati turns ‘Very Poor’ with AQI at 307

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Guwahati: Guwahati residents are facing a severe air pollution crisis, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) reading 307 in the Very Poor category.

The primary pollutant, PM2.5, was measured at 106 g/m3 at 7 a.m. on February 22, well above the World Health Organization’s safe limits. Some areas of the city also reported a 318 AQI drop.


According to the Air Quality Index, Guwahati is ranked 13th out of the top 50 most polluted cities in the world, while Delhi is ranked 37th.

Meanwhile, Guwahati, Agartala, and Gangtok are among the world’s 50 most polluted cities.

Meanwhile, Guwahati’s rampant air pollution has posed a serious threat to children’s health.

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The hazardous air quality is a major source of concern for Guwahati residents, and it has the potential to cause respiratory illnesses, particularly in those with pre-existing lung or heart conditions.

Several children have already been admitted to the GMCH after reporting respiratory problems caused by pollution.

In the last 24 hours, 36 children have been admitted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital with complaints of respiratory diseases.

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According to the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) National AQI bulletins, the level of PM 2.5 and PM 10 pollutants deteriorated to “severe” levels around the Railway Colony monitoring station around 10 p.m. on Sunday night.

Even as early as 6 a.m. on Monday, the PM 2.5 level remained in the “very poor” category, rising throughout the day to a high of 353 around 10 a.m.

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The Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) National AQI bulletins for February 21 show that the level of PM 2.5 and PM 10 pollutants deteriorated to “unhealthy” levels around the Railway Colony monitoring station around 7 p.m.

 

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