Faridabad air quality map

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What pollutants are in the air when map readings are higher in Faridabad?

The air quality readings present on the map above are aggregated by several main pollutants, which are used to calculate the US AQI reading not just in Faridabad but throughout the world. The reason for this is their prevalence and release from many of the main polluting sources, and although there are many variations possible, these remain core components in calculating the overall pollution levels into an easy-to-understand number, that of the US AQI reading. Also present on the regular city pages are the various concentrations of the different air pollutants present in Faridabad and other cities. For air quality measures from years past, PM2.5 is also used, due to it being a very common and dangerous air pollutant that is present almost everywhere (and is also figured into the US AQI aggregation).

Other pollutants used to form the US AQI figure (as well as inform users as to what pollutants they are most likely to be breathing when they are in an area with high pollution readings) are carbon monoxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, along with the two forms of particle-based pollution, PM10 and PM2.5. The aforementioned PM2.5 is one of the more insidious ones, and can cover materials ranging from spores, bacteria, metals, nitrates and sulfates, water and oil droplets, silica dust, black carbon, along with many other materials (some of which can have severely adverse effects on the human body, particularly amongst children or those who are unwell) that fall into the category of being 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter, hence classing them as being PM2.5.

Which groups should pay more attention to air quality maps in Faridabad ?

Whilst many people within Faridabad, and the rest of India, will benefit from using the air pollution map and city pages for reference in Istanbul, there are certain groups of more vulnerable or at-risk people that should go to greater lengths to ensure that pollution within the air does not bring them even more harm. These groups include people such as young children and babies, along with the elderly, all of whom are susceptible to the negative changes brought about on a physiological level by air pollution exposure. Other groups include pregnant women, those with pre-existing health conditions, as well as those with weakened or compromised immune systems.

Are there high pollution readings for Faridabad on its air quality map?

Air pollution readings in Faridabad have come in with some significantly heightened readings throughout much of the year. Many polluting sources are occurring throughout Faridabad and throughout India, with some areas being subject to higher pollution concentrations than others (although as with any city around the world, these levels can and will change suddenly, hence why air pollution maps can be so helpful).

Regarding the air pollution levels present in Faridabad, many came in within the higher rating brackets, which are shown as colored discs on the air quality map above. Many cities, particularly those with cleaner air, will see many discs showing up with green color-coding along with a US AQI reading that is below 50. This is the most optimal level of air quality that can be obtained, with the closer to 0 being even better. The closer the US AQI figure is (or the air quality index reading) to 0, the lower the pollution concentration will be along with any other harmful materials such as ultrafine particles, many of which can be just as damaging as some of the gases released into the atmosphere from the standard polluting sources. Certain groups of more vulnerable or at-risk people can benefit even more so from keeping up to date with these readings.

What can elevated air quality map readings do to people’s health in Faridabad?

Air quality maps that inform their user base about which areas of Faridabad are the most highly polluted, can help avert or at the very least lessen a wide spectrum of different health issues. These include ones such as pulmonary or cardiovascular diseases, as well as issues that affect the skin, such as psoriasis, acne, and eczema. Damage to the circulatory system can take place from excess pollution inhalation, as many ultrafine particles can cross the blood barrier in the lungs due to the minute size, and enter the bloodstream. This can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and cancers of various areas throughout the body, along with damage to lung tissue, causing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) related illnesses to appear, which include pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma.

Why are air quality map readings higher in Faridabad?

Whilst combustion inside vehicle engines is a significant contributor to higher pollution levels, vehicles can also contribute in other ways (although older and poorer quality cars, motorbikes and lorries will often give out far more noxious fumes and particles than newer models do, due to the poor combustion process taking place in the engine, leading to improper combustion of fuels.

This can release materials such as black carbon and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in higher quantities, as well as older engines also being more likely to release oil vapors). The other ways that vehicles can contribute to higher air pollution readings on the pollution map above is from less well-known aspects such as the residual wear and tear of tire treads causing many tons of microscopic rubber particles to enter the air (as well as settling on the earth or in bodies of water, leading to these particles potentially entering the food chain and making its way to people, and also causing damage to the environment). Other causes of higher pollution levels and thus higher US AQI readings present on the air quality maps for Faridabad include ones such as poorly paved roads (which can emit large amounts of finely ground particles, particularly when many cars are driving over it daily), emissions from power plants and factories, and any potential open burning of rubbish or organic material, which whilst it is less common nowadays, can still occur, particularly in lower-income areas, not to mention natural combustion sources such as wildfires or similar natural disasters.

As the population grows, so too will vehicle ownership, which is on the rise throughout the world and is a growing contributor to worldwide pollution levels, and can be particularly prominent in cities that see large amounts of traffic hemmed into smaller roads and in between buildings, often seen during rush hour periods. All of the above-mentioned issues represent a large part of what makes up pollution spikes on the air quality maps for Faridabad, with a few others also contributing beyond what was mentioned.

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