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August , 2014
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Vehicular emissions adding to the cancerous toxins in Delhi

Source: India Today, Date: August , 2014

The air in Delhi, one of the world's most polluted cities, is loaded with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). Many areas in the city of nearly 18 million people have high concentrations of toxic PAHs posing major health risks, a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) study found. Published in the International Journal of Environmental Sciences, the study was done after collecting ambient air samples from major areas of Delhi like ITO, Janakpuri, Nizamuddin, Pitampura, Shahzada Bagh, Siri Fort and Shahdara (see map). The average concentration of Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP)-a major PAH-was found to be as high as 17.86 nanogram/m3 while the total PAH (TPAH) was found to be as high as 52.96 nanogram/m3.

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