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December , 2014
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Air at public places badly polluted

Source: Economic Times, Date: December , 2014

The air you are breathing through the day may be far worse than what the government's pollution monitoring tells you. Because we often spend long hours near emission sources - on footpaths, along heavily congested roads, in an auto rickshaw in peak traffic and even in parks during morning walks. To assess what our real exposure may be like, TOI, in association with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), spent a day monitoring hourly PM 2.5 (fine, reparable particles) on CSE's portable air quality monitoring device in front of schools, hospitals, shopping areas and traffic cop booths.

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