Indias indoor air pollution

indoor pollution

India has many problems with the indoor air pollution but am can't name them all,so here is a few. Indians cook with old fashion stoves and use wood coal and dung(animal crap). These Release harmful toxins into the air which cause people to get sick.

ways to improve air qulity

India is devising a plan to combat smog in the capital New Delhi, the world's most polluted city, two senior officials said, but the government is stopping short of targeting the powerful transport industry.

Instead, the plan will call for enforcing bans on what some environmentalists regard as relatively minor sources of pollution, including burning of garbage and construction dust.

The World Health Organisation said last year that 13 of the world's 20 most polluted cities were in India, with New Delhi the worst.

In the absence of concerted government action on battling pollution, courts have stepped in, banning the sale of luxury diesel vehicles and demanding a tax on trucks entering the city.

The federal plan, which the two officials said would be made public within two weeks, will be one of the government's first attempts to come up with a broad solution to the problem.

Under the plan, they said, the government will enforce a ban on burning garbage and tyres in Delhi and its three surrounding states; require that construction sites are covered with curtains; and clean road dust.

Indoor Air Pollution

indian toxic materials

Indoor pollutant

Major sources

Carbon monoxide

Fuel/tobacco combustion

Fine particles

Fuel/tobacco combustion, cleaning, fumes from cooking oil

Nitrogen oxides

Fuel combustion

Sulfur oxides

Coal combustion

Arsenic and fluorine

Coal combustion

Volatile and semi-volatile
organic compounds

Fuel/tobacco combustion, furnishings, construction materials, fumes from cooking, consumer products


Furnishing, construction materials, cooking


Consumer products, dust from outside


Wear or demolition of construction materials


Wear of painted surfaces

Biological pollutants

Moist areas, ventilation systems, furnishings


Soil under buildings, construction materials


Photocopier, printers

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

  • Brominated flame retardants (BFRs)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Cables, computers, TVs and household textiles

Fuel/tobacco combustion, fumes from food, e.g. from cooking oil

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