IQAir’s 2021 World Air Quality Report:
Belagavi ranks 546
In 2021, Belagavi had recorded Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 annual average of 28.1 microgram/cubic metre – nearly six times above the World Health Organization (WHO) limit – according to a report by IQAir, a Swiss group that measures air quality levels based on the concentration of PM 2.5.
With this Belagavi feature as 546th rank out of 6,475 cities in the world in 2021 most populated city rankings by IQAir. And 4th in the state of Karnataka
The WHO recommends that average annual readings of small and hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 should be no more than 5 micrograms per cubic metre after changing its guidelines last year, saying that even low concentrations caused significant health risks.
The findings are based on the country’s PM 2.5 annual average — airborne particles with less than 2.5 microns in diameter. PM 2.5 is one of the major pollutants contributing to air pollution in the city.
2021 most polluted city ranking
2021 PM2.5 annual averag
The 2021 World Air Quality Report finds that only three percent of cities and no single country met the latest World Health Organization’s (WHO) PM2.5 annual air quality guidelines. The report analyzes PM2.5 air pollution measurements from air monitoring stations in 6,475 cities in 117 countries, regions and territories.