SPATIAL VARIABILITY OF HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN RESPIRABLE SUSPENDED PARTICULATE MATTER IN AMBIENT AIR IN HYDERABAD CITY

Sagareswar, Gummineni1, Yayakumar, I.1, Hima Bindu, V.1, Mukunda Rao, P. V.1, Ramani2, and Anjaneyulu, Y.3; 1Centre for Environment, IST, J.N.T.University, Hyderabad, India. 2Joint Chief Environmental Scientist – APPCB, Hyderabad, India 3 Institute of Science and Technology, J.N.T University, Hyderabad, India

ABSTRACT

A consensus has been emerging among public health experts that air pollution, even at current ambient levels, aggravates respiratory and cardiovascular diseases an