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Haze clears, leaves behind harmful dust

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

Even as the haze over the city cleared on Tuesday morning, it left behind high levels of pollutants. 

Readings at the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board's centres in Bandra and Sion showed that respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) in the city on Monday was higher than on Sunday, when the haze was denser. At Bandra, the RSPM recorded for April 6 was 163 g/m3 (micrograms per cubic metre), higher than Sunday's 157 g/m3. While the readings for Sion were not available on the MPCB's website, officials said the RSPM reading there was higher than 200 g/m3. S C Kollur, scientific officer, MPCB, said, "Dust entered the city from the coast on April 5, but the impact stayed as dust particles got trapped in the atmosphere due to humidity."

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