Delhi recorded highest levels of exposure to PM 2.5 in 2017, says study


Delhi recorded highest levels of exposure to PM 2.5 in 2017, says study

As Delhi reels under high levels of air pollution, a study on Thursday said the city recorded the highest levels of exposure to ultra fine particulate matter, PM 2.5, in the country last year.

Delhi recorded 12,322 deaths due to air pollution in 2017, the study published in the Lancet Planetary Health journal said, while asserting that outdoor pollution reduced the average life expectancy in the national capital by 1.5 years.

Uttar Pradesh, last year, recorded the most 2,60,028 deaths attributable to air pollution, followed by Maharashtra at 1,08,038 and Bihar 96,967, it said.

The annual population-weighted mean exposure to ambient particulate matter PM2.5 in India was 89.9 µg/m3 in 2017,  Read More

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