Varanasi Air Pollution

#1 Oct 12th, 2005, 15:01
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Can anybody tell me what the air pollution level is like in Varanasi?

I've been to Kanpur (which is quite close to Varanasi) and the air pollution was just sick. We'd have this black soot in our noses by the end of the day. Is it the same in Varanasi?
#2 Oct 12th, 2005, 15:46
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Yeah its pretty much the same, and to add to it, the roads are also very bumpy and narrow.
I guess if you are only going to roam around the ghats then, you need not worry.. its pretty much ok there.
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Sadly it is really bad. My 11 year old son had major problems with asthma, if he had been that bad at home I would definitely have taken him to hospital, but I was scared to do that and we battled on with prednisone and relievers until we left the city. There are 2 major problems - the traffic is very bad and a lot of the time you are just stuck in an open vehicle stationary in clouds of diesel fumes. Secondly my son was really affected by the smoke at the burning ghats, maybe because it was the "organic" nature of the fumes? don't know. I would go back to V., it's fantastic but if you have asthma, beware.
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Ok...

Thanks for the information guys. I hope I'm able to avoid the heavy traffic and stay near the cleaner areas. Even though I don't have asthma, that kind of air pollution can get to anyone.

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