Is Breathing Killing Us?

Originally posted at the MIT Technology Review Pakistan by Nushmiya Sukhera on 21 February 2017, this article is a snapshot into the future of Pakistan without urgent air quality management programs. “Lung diseases, facemasks, and irritable eyes – a snapshot into the future of Pakistan.” “While the government has not been able to deal with […]

An asthma patient in every house

Originally posted at The Third Pole by Mohammad Zubair Khan on 12 January 2017, this article highlights the social costs of the stone-crushing industry for the mountain communities of Pakistan. Often overlooked, the massive amount of air pollution created by stone crushing machines is a major health hazard for mountain communities from where the stone […]

Introducing the Pakistan Air Quality Initiative پاکی

Pakistan Air Quality Initiative (PAQI پاکی) provides community-driven air quality data to increase social awareness. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that major cities in Pakistan are as polluted as the world’s most-polluted cities. The air in Pakistan has an annual average of 60 micrograms per cubic meter of air (μg/m³) of PM2.5 particles. That is four-times […]