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Air Quality Index In Mumbai Hits Its Best Score Of 10 For 2nd Time

Despite heavy rain, Mumbai's air quality index (AQI) reached its cleanest best of 10 for the second time on August 16. The lower the AQI number, the cleaner the air, whereas a higher AQI value implies more air pollution and health problems. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research, Mumbai has some of the cleanest air days in India due to unusual monsoonal circumstances.

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 - 01:50 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Mumbai, air quality index, cleanest, SAFAR, clean air, Pollutants

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Disposable Masks Carry High Amounts Of Pollutants: UK Scientists

Researchers of UK's Swansea University have revealed that disposable face masks release pollutants like lead, antimony, and copper when submerged in water. The scientists say that prolonged exposure to such masks may cause health complications like cell death, genotoxicity and cancer formation. While further studies are underway, the experts have suggested that strict regulations over manufacturing and testing of such masks should remain… read-more

Thu, 06 May 2021 - 08:37 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Washington, Swansea University, Disposable Face Masks, Pollutants

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