Air pollution is a public health emergency in Pakistan.

  • An asthma patient in every house

    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…

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