India home to 3 of the largest NO2 emission hotspots: Greenpeace


India home to 3 of the largest NO2 emission hotspots: Greenpeace

As Delhi continues to battle alarming pollution levels, a new study has found that three of the world’s largest nitrogen dioxide emission hotspots that contribute to formation of finer particulate matter causing air pollution are in India, with one in the Delhi-NCR.

The study by Greenpeace comes as Delhi’s pollution level climbed to alarming levels. Air quality continued to remain in the “very poor” category as a thick haze engulfed the city Monday.

NO2 is a dangerous pollutant in itself and also contributes to the formation of PM2.5 and ozone, two of the most dangerous air pollutants.

The largest number of hotspots, a total of 10, is found in China, eight in the Arab world, four in the EU and three each in India, the US and the DR Congo, according to an analysis of new satellite data from June 1 to August 31. Read More

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