It’s Time to move from Swachh Bharat Mission [Clean India Mission] to Swachh Air Mission [Clean Air Mission]
As per the combined report released by The Greenpeace and AirVisual Analysis of air pollution data, It is found that 64% of the cities globally exceed the WHO Guidelines. Air Pollution readings from 3,000 cities around the world exceed the World Health Organization’s Annual Exposure guideline for PM2.5
Before getting into further details, we should know who are The Greenpeace and AirVisual??
The Greenpeace International is a global network of Independent Organisation with a Goal to create a green and peaceful world for all forms of life on Earth. The organisation has a clear motive to protect the environment.
AirVisual is a part of IQAir which provides the world’s Number 1 international air pollution app along with website gives a record database of the world’s air quality for 10000+ locations globally.
So, the source of information is very credible and alarming, if you living in any of the cities mentioned in the report.
Now, we should know what is PM2.5?
PM stands for atmospheric particulate matter (PM), which have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres, and about 3% the diameter of a human hair.
Fine particles or atmospheric particulate matter can come from various sources like power plants, constructions dust, motor vehicles, aeroplanes, residential wood burning, forest fires, agricultural burning, volcanic eruptions and dust storms.