Air quality in Sitapur

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Sitapur

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Weather

What is the current weather in Sitapur?

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WeatherScattered clouds
Temperature53.6°C
Humidity63%
Wind2.4 mp/h
Pressure1012 mb

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1 Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh

418

2 Pitampura, Delhi

407

3 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

391

4 Patna, Bihar

388

5 Kadaura, Uttar Pradesh

386

6 Bawana, Delhi

380

7 Loni, Uttar Pradesh

366

8 Khagaul, Bihar

343

9 Mariahu, Uttar Pradesh

335

10 Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

334

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1 SAMOSA_0122

367

2 SAMOSA_0125

287

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US AQI

328

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Sitapur?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Hazardous 328 US AQItrendPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
277.7 µg/m³trend
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PM2.5

x55.5

PM2.5 concentration in Sitapur air is currently 55.5 times above the WHO annual air quality guideline value

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Forecast

Sitapur air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Monday, Jan 17

Very Unhealthy 213 US AQI

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Tuesday, Jan 18

Very Unhealthy 218 US AQI

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Wednesday, Jan 19

Very Unhealthy 243 US AQI

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Today

Hazardous 328 US AQI

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Weather icon66.2°46.4°
Wind rotating 292 degree

4.5 mp/h

Friday, Jan 21

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 130 US AQI

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Weather icon69.8°50°
Wind rotating 5 degree

2.2 mp/h

Saturday, Jan 22

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 131 US AQI

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Weather icon66.2°51.8°
Wind rotating 128 degree

8.9 mp/h

Sunday, Jan 23

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 139 US AQI

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Weather icon69.8°53.6°
Wind rotating 116 degree

13.4 mp/h

Monday, Jan 24

Unhealthy 152 US AQI

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Weather icon68°55.4°
Wind rotating 91 degree

6.7 mp/h

Tuesday, Jan 25

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 140 US AQI

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Weather icon69.8°57.2°
Wind rotating 289 degree

6.7 mp/h

Wednesday, Jan 26

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 143 US AQI

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Weather icon68°51.8°
Wind rotating 289 degree

8.9 mp/h

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AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS FOR Sitapur

Is there a large amount of air pollution present in Sitapur?

In early 2022, Sitapur presented with some high levels of air pollution, with readings that indicate that the air would be dangerous to breathe for a large number of its citizens. US AQI figures of 176 were taken in January, and stretching back to December of 2021, extremely high readings of 402 and beyond were taken, placing Sitapur into the hazardous air quality rating bracket for these particular days. This is the highest possible rating possible for contaminated or polluted air, and as such people are very much at risk of suffering severe health effects from breathing the air in Sitapur, especially during bouts of such high air pollution. Whilst these levels are not maintained so massively throughout the year, the fact that they even reach these heights shows that greater care should be taken to safeguard one's health in Sitapur, with preventative measures (demonstrated above on this page) being of great assistance in keeping the negative effects of pollution exposure to a minimum.

What are some health consequences associated with breathing polluted air in Sitapur?

Extended periods of exposure to high levels of air pollution in Sitapur can cause many dangerous health conditions to occur, with this being particularly pertinent to individuals who fall into the sensitive group demographic, which will be covered in slightly more detail in the following question. Despite certain groups being more at risk, healthy adults without any pre-existing health conditions may also find themselves at risk to the negative side-effects of polluted air in Sitapur, particularly if exposure takes place over a longer period. This is of more importance for those that that find themselves living near much more highly polluted areas such as industrial districts or near busy roads, where the air quality is often of much poorer quality, with hazardous particles, smoke, smog and haze being far more prevalent in the atmosphere for much of the year. A larger number of ailments that may show themselves amongst the inhabitants, would be the shorter-term ones such as dry throat and coughs, as well as the accompanying chest pains and infections of the upper respiratory tract. These can usually typically resolve themselves in a relatively short amount of time when the exposure to air pollution is stopped or reduced. As such, they can be classified as more acute health issues amongst potential health problems present in Sitapur. With non-stop air pollution exposure transpiring, respiratory issues may also grow into more long-term, chronic health problems. The constant chest infections sustained as well as the accompanying coughing can lead to the scarring of lung tissue, which can result in a significantly (and often permanent) decreased lung capacity. As well as this, the scarring or damage and inflammation to the tissue of the lungs can make one more vulnerable to a whole host of respiratory distress, with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presenting itself. This is an umbrella term that refers to a multitude of different lung and respiratory tract conditions, typically resulting in shortness of breath as well as making an individual at greater risk of severe damage from pollution exposure. Some further conditions that fall under the COPD bracket are one such as pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema as well as asthma. Other forms of damage that can happen within the body include increased risk of cancer, heart attacks, strokes and arrhythmias, as well as ischemic heart disease and many other cardiac or pulmonary conditions that can bring about decreased quality of life as well as lower life expectancy in Sitapur.

Who is at the highest risk when it comes to air pollution exposure in Sitapur?

Those that are regarded as more at risk to the damaging influences of pollution exposure in Sitapur are groups such as the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, or those with pre-existing health disorders. Other groups that should take additional consideration include pregnant women, those with hypersensitivity towards chemical compounds or particles, as well as small children, babies, or those who lead an inactive lifestyle, which would already be an additional factor when regarding life expectancy and mortality rates in Sitapur.

What causes higher rates of air pollution in Sitapur?

Pollution levels in Sitapur can show prominent spikes due to a variety of different sources all contributing to these heightened numbers. Many of them release unique pollutants contained within smoke, haze and clouds of hazardous fine particulate matter. Along with certain ones that are unique to industrial processes or other polluting causes, there are also ones that are broader and tend to be released from many if not all of the polluting sources. The chemicals released from these sources will be discussed further in the article. Sitapur has its pollution coming prominently from industrial sites, factories, and other businesses (both large and small scale) that have a form of combustion taking place to provide energy. Any form of combustion can discharge extensive amounts of pollution into the air, and if these procedures are not regulated with strict protocol (which is more common in certain areas that have less rigid criteria in place), considerably larger amounts of dangerous pollution can escape into the air and drive the PM2.5 levels as well as the US AQI readings up. Sitapur, like many other growing cities in India, is subject to excessive amounts of pollution coming from sources such as the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, natural gas and diesel, all of which can be major contributing factors. Furthermore, vehicle ownership, like many cities throughout India, continues to grow yearly in Sitapur. Cars, motorbikes and further smaller personal vehicles discharge considerable amounts of pollution into the air, more so if they are of the aged or poorly maintained variety, or if lower-grade fuels are used in their engines. Larger or more heavy-duty freight vehicles such as trucks, lorries and buses can release many tons of soot and other particles into the atmosphere, with a fair amount of these vehicles still utilizing diesel as their main fuel source. The continual wear and tear of tire treads can also cause excesses of finely ground rubber particles to enter into both the air, bodies of water and the earth, over long periods, which can have a drastic effect on both the surrounding wildlife outside of the city limits, as well as contaminating water sources, entering into the food chain and causing breathing problems amongst those that are exposed to these fine particles.

What are some of the main pollutants found in the air throughout Sitapur?

The main pollutants that would be found in the air throughout Sitapur and surrounding cities would be ones such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and black carbon, along with a myriad of other chemical compounds that are released from the combustion of both organic matter and fossil fuels. These include prominent pollutants that are used to calculate the US AQI figure, which are carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Other forms of dangerous particulate matter besides black carbon would be finely ground microplastics, metals, silica and other mineral dust, as well as even mold and bacteria falling into the PM2.5 (and PM10 when the particles are larger) collective. Some examples of VOCs include benzene, styrene and formaldehyde, which can also be released from some indoor materials such as glues, paints and varnishes, along with toiletry products.

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