Monitoring of ambient air quality and noise pollution was conducted at 'Asselmetta junction' in Visakhapatnam city (Andhra Pradesh), which is heart of the city with an important traffic junction and a well known business center. In this area, monitoring was done for 10 days over RSPM, TSPM, NOx and SO2 levels in the air using 'noiseless repirable dust sampler' and for 4 days over noise pollution levels using 'sound level meter'.

World Health Organization (who) says over 3 billion people use solid fuels, including biomass

Particulate matter less than PM10 and aromatic chemicals formed during incomplete combustion of organic matter are major environmental pollutants because of their toxic potential.

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The study measures exposure to air pollution in an urban setting in India. Integrated daily exposure to respirable suspended particulates (RSP) and carbon monoxide (CO) was assessed by personal and area sampling from six micro-environments including those for which prior data did not exist in India.

Air quality data generated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 2007 under the National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP) presents deadly facts about air pollution levels in Indian cities. Centre for Science and Environment has analysed the official data to assess the state of air quality and trend in Indian cities.

In October 2006, the World Health Organisation (who) released new guidelines challenging governments around the world to improve air quality in their cities. The recommended limits of pm10, ozone

This report provides information about progress in implementing the city action plans and the specific directions sought by the Hon

Urbanisation in India is more rapid in and around National Capital as well as the State Capitals and, over the years, these cities have become major centers for commerce, industry and education. Enormous increase in number of vehicles has resulted in increased emission of air pollutants and, as a result, levels of air pollutants such as respirable suspended particulate matter are found to exceed the prescribed standards in these cities.

This study estimates the monetary benefits to individuals from health damages avoided as a result on reductions in air pollution in the urban industrial city of Kanpur in India. A notable feature of this study is that it uses data from weekly health-diaries collected for three seasons.