Within A Week Of Installation, Artificial Lungs At Bandra Have Started Turning Black

The Artificial lungs were set up at R.D. National College in Bandra by Waatavaran Foundation.

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Earlier this week, a pair of artificial lungs were installed near R. D. National College in Bandra by Waatavaran Foundation to depict the deteriorating air quality of the city. 

Within a week of installation, the artificial lungs have started turning black. It was named as 'The Billboard That Breathes'. It is a unique installation that depicts the human lungs, retrofitted with HEPA filters and a fan that mimics breathing, to demonstrate the impact of air pollution. Similar Artificial lungs installations were also set up at Bengaluru, Lucknow and Delhi

Also Read: Mumbai - the most polluted city of Maharashtra: Greenpeace India

Founder of Waatavaran Foundation Bhagwan Kesbhat stated that professionals, businessmen and corporates travel in private cars. Three lakh cars pass through the Bandra Kurla Complex every day. According to them, this has a major impact on the air quality. And even added the main cause of air pollution is vehicular emission followed by dust from construction.

In the last week, the air pollution in the city has skyrocketed. On Tuesday, January 22, Bandra Kurla Complex recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 340 which falls in the category of 'very poor'. 

System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), on January 21 stated that the Air Quality Index for the city was at 344 (very poor). SAFAR and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) categorises Air Quality Index as follows: 

  • 0-50 - good
  • 51-100 - satisfactory
  • 101-200 - moderate
  • 201-300 - poor
  • 301-400 - very poor
  • above 400 - severe. 

Also Read: Mumbai's Air Quality Index Worsens Yet Again

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