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August , 2014
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City’s air dangerously polluted

Source: The Hindu, Date: August , 2014

Bangalore might be called an “air-conditioned city” but its residents are now choking on the most deadly form of air pollution. The respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) level is over four times the national permissible limit in certain areas of the city. While the permissible limit for RSPM is 60 microgram per cubic metre, the most recent records with the Karnataka Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) reveal that this pollutant was as high as 264 microgram/cubic metre at the AMCO Batteries area on Mysore Road. Even the sensitive area of Victoria Hospital recorded RSPM level of 164 microgram/cubic metre.

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