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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(4): 276-280 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.4.962

Air Pollution and Tourism Management

Alka S. Grover, Meenu Wats, Aanchal Wats, and Adwiteya Grover

Abstract—Tourism in itself is a significant contributor to greenhouse emission, transport pollution, degradation of land, addition of solid and sewage waste and colossal ill effects on health of indigenous people. The tourist thus, though a pivotal attraction to the economy, simultaneously becomes its destructor. The study concerning PM 2.5 and PM 10 along with humidity level was conducted in early winter of 2015 to July, 2016 in and around new Delhi, a heritage city attracting innumerable tourist. the Present study has given a clear indication of correlation of both outdoor as well as indoor air pollution viz-a-viz human health. Both tourists and local residents frequent tourist places exposing themselves to particulate matter increasing their vulnerability to respiratory irritations (38%), headaches (24%), asthma (19%), irritable behavior (12%), Irritable Bowel Syndromes (9%). This fact is also supported by a data study projected by W.H.O. that attributes every 8th death in the world to air pollution. This paper deals with the aforesaid aspects, shortfalls in the enviro-legal framework of india embodied in the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and its execution to suggest methods to improve or remedy the situation have also been explored.

Index Terms—Air pollution, tourism, environment, India, particulate matter.

Alka S. Grover is with the Department of Chemistry, Dav College Chandigarh, India (e-mail: alkachemistry@hotmail.com).
Meenu Wats is with the Department of Zoology, Dav College Chandigarh, India (e-mail: meenuwats@yahoo.co.in).
Aanchal Wats is with Government Medical College, Patiala, India (e-mail: aanchalwats93@gmail.com).
Adwiteya Grover is with Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, India (e-mail: adwiteyagrover@hotmail.com).


Cite: Alka S. Grover, Meenu Wats, Aanchal Wats, and Adwiteya Grover, "Air Pollution and Tourism Management," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 276-280, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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