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Article – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 1,Issue 1,2015 Pages 6-7

A Study of Traffic Related Air Pollution at Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, India
V. Prathipa*, A. Sahaya Raja, D. Sarala Thambavani

Air pollution has emerged as one of the challenging problems before mankind in the past few decades. With rapid rise in population, industries and automobiles the air pollution has become a major environmental problem in the modern world. Sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen concentration at Dindigul district are for residential areas were well below the prescribed permissible standard. Suspended Particulate Matter concentration exceeded standard very often in Dindigul district. From the air quality index values of the stations such as residential, Traffic cum commercial and industrial areas under investigation, it is clear that the ambient air in Dindigul district is fairly clean especially near the residential area. Traffic cum commercial and industrial areas was more polluted which may be due to heavy vehicular movement as well as population. An air quality index may be calculated and reported to the public on a daily basis. More stringent measures should be taken to control vehicular and industrial pollution. Source studies of SPM may be carried out to ascertain the sources and put up relevant control measures in place.

Keywords: SPM; NOX; SO2; AQI; Vehicular Pollution;