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Air Quality Report 2023

Why is it in the news?

  • The Air Quality Report 2023 has been published by the Swiss organization IQAir.

Some of the Key findings

  • India ranked third for worst air quality, following Bangladesh and Pakistan.
  • New Delhi has been designated as the world’s most polluted capital city.
  • Bihar’s Begusarai has gained the title of the world’s most polluted metropolitan area.
  • Over 1 billion people in India are exposed to PM2.5 concentrations surpassing the WHO’s recommended levels of 5 µg/m3.
  • Only seven countries have met the WHO annual PM 2.5 guideline.
  • French Polynesia is recognized as the least polluted region.

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