—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.
—Air pollution, tourism, environment, India,
Alka S. Grover is with the Department of Chemistry, Dav College
Chandigarh, India (e-mail: email@example.com).
Meenu Wats is with the Department of Zoology, Dav College Chandigarh,
India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Aanchal Wats is with Government Medical College, Patiala, India (e-mail:
Adwiteya Grover is with Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law,
Patiala, India (e-mail: email@example.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.