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Atmospheric Levels of Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM): A Case Study in Selected Sites of Hyderabad City

P. Sekhar

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences

Atmospheric level of particulates especially PM2.5 causes severe health implications in urbanized cites across the globe and it is estimated that nearly 2 million people are being affected every year by this deadly pollutant. In the present study, it is aimed at finding out the atmospheric levels of PM2.5, PM4 and PM10 in selected sites in Hyderabad city and correlation studies were also carried out. Results indicated that all the types of PMs exceeded their standard levels. PM2.5 levels were found to be in the range 50-204?g/m3with high levels recorded at Patney center. PM4 levels were found to be in the order of 86-336 ?g/m3 being highest at Bowenpally junction. The levels of PM10 were found to in between 28-150 ?g/m3. Air quality status in terms of Cumulative air pollution index (APIcu) was classified as Hazardous in all the study sites.