Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Outdoor Air Pollution in Delhi Kills 7,000 to 16,000 Annually

From the journal article published in Environment Development (2013)

A multi-sectoral emissions inventory for 2010 was modeled using the ATMoS dispersion model and local meteorology to estimate health impacts in terms of premature mortality and morbidity effects. For the observed PM levels in the city, the health impacts analysis estimates 7,350–16,200 premature deaths and 6.0 million asthma attacks per year.

For six residential and industrial zones, we also modeled the sector contributions to ambient PM2.5 ranging 16–34% for vehicle exhaust, 20–27% for diffused sources, 14–21% for industries, 3–16% diesel generator sets, and 4–17% brick kilns.

Top 100 cities with the worst air quality in the World (WHO, 2011)

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