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Air quality(particulate matter) at heavy traffic sites in Lahore, Pakistan

Ali, Z and Rauf, A and Sidra, S and Nasir, ZA and Colbeck, I (2015) 'Air quality(particulate matter) at heavy traffic sites in Lahore, Pakistan.' Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 25 (3). 644 - 648. ISSN 1018-7081


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The transport sector is a major contributor towards air pollution, particularly in the urban areas. Air quality at two major heavy traffic roads of Lahore, Pakistan was evaluated. Particulate matter (PM) was monitored for twenty four hours at each sampling sites. The total number of vehicles passing was also noted and correlated with the PM levels. The vehicular congestion as well as meteorological factors had a positive association with the PM levels. PM concentrations were significantly higher than the WHO recommended levels. It is necessary to control emissions from vehicular exhaust to reduce the level of pollutants in the ambient air in urban areas.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 16:56
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 19:15

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