Air Pollution

New PCB data on air pollution less scary

  1. Context: The Ambient Air Quality monitoring report by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (PCB)
  2. Report: Two of the major air pollution parameters, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide were well within the permissible limits in the State during the past five years
  3. Also the Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter of sizes between 2.5 micron and 10 micron recorded a dip in 2015
  4. It is contrary to perception that pollution is going up in state
  5. Earlier: NGT has banned diesel vehicle with the capacity of 2000 cc, whether light or heavy, which are more than 10 years old within Kerala
  6. Nitrogen dioxide is emitted by vehicles and sulphur dioxide by industries
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