Data on exposure to air pollution inadequate

“Data from developed countries is not readily translatable in the Indian context due to differences in source types, as well as lifestyle. Much of the research has focused on large cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata), and there is little ambient or indoor pollution data for smaller cities and towns. Characterisation of pollutant concentrations in urban areas is important since smaller cities and towns often lack public transportation options, and in many cases, fuel quality is poor. Due to haphazard urban growth, a large number of people live in close proximity to mobile, as well as point, pollution sources, increasing the risk of exposure to harmful pollutants. “

Read the full article here and research article here.

 

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