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March , 2015
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Air pollution level in Delhi exceeds WHO limits: Government

Source: Economic Times, Date: March , 2015

The level of air pollution in Delhi exceeds the limits prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), government said in Rajya Sabha today. The air quality monitoring data for Delhi provided by Central Pollution Control Board indicates that the levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) exceed the WHO guidelines by a "factor of 7 to 12", Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said. WHO published Air Quality Guidelines for Europe in 1987 and 2000. A global update was brought out in 2005 by WHO. India took into account the norms while revisiting and notifying the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), comprising 12 pollutants.

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