Without 2017 data, World Health Organization pollution report doesn't give clear picture

You Won't Believe That World's Top 15 Most Polluted Cities Out of 20 Are Exist in India, Kanpur is on Number 1

The ministry said the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data - based on Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations - indicates that the annual average PM2.5 concentration in 2016 as 134 micrograms per cubic metre and as 125 micrograms per cubic metre in 2017.

This includes "many of the world's megacities", according to Dr Maria Neira, WHO's Director of the Department of Public Health, Social and Environmental Determinants of Health, who added that air quality levels in those urban centres, exceed WHO guidelines "by more than five times".

Delhi: The national capital ranked sixth in terms of PM 2.5 with an annual average of 143 g/m3 in 2016.

In terms of PM10 levels, 13 cities in India figured among the 20 most-polluted cities of the world in 2016.

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The most recent air pollution data from the World Health Organization gives India a dubious lead.

The study titled "18-year Ambient PM2.5 Exposure and Night Light Trends in India Cities" has been published in the Aerosol and Air Quality Research, an worldwide peer reviewed journal.

While Delhi's air quality, according to the latest World Health Organization database for 2016, is at its worst, pollution bodies and the environment ministry say it's not a true reflection of the current reality because several measures and actions were taken in 2017, including implantation of the Graded Response Action Plan. The WHO also said that the countries are also taking the required measures to curb the negative effects.

Which were the cities which were listed? Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of deaths globally and in the region, and air pollution contributes significantly to NCDs such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and lung cancer.

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The pollution levels in these cities is scary and is responsible for most of the health hazards one faces.

"It is unacceptable that over 3 billion people - majority women and children - are still breathing deadly smoke every day from using polluting stoves and fuels in their homes".

Major sources of air pollution from particulate matter include inefficient use of energy by households, industry, agriculture and transport sectors, and coal-fired power plants. As a follow-up, 94 non-attainment cities were also asked to prepare detailed action plans for improving upon air quality depending on their local conditions.

Waste burning and deforestation are additional sources of air pollution, as are sand and desert dust, the agency says.

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As per the report, Jodhpur recorded level of PM10 and PM2.5 measured at 189 and 101 respectively, the highest in the state, followed by Jaipur where level of PM10 and PM2.5 measured at 187 and 100 respectively.

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