India’s Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders, or rather it used to be one of the seven wonders once upon a time. But it’s no more a wonder anymore; there’s absolutely nothing wonderful left about it anymore.

What was once white as snow and twinkled like a shining star is now slowly fading away; thank to air pollution. The Taj Mahal known for its white beauty has now started to turn yellowish-brown due to deposition of dust and carbon-containing particles which are emitted when fossil fuels, biomass or garbage is burnt.
What couldn’t happen in decades, air pollution has managed to do so. Oxygen combined with moisture, sulphur dioxide sets on the marbles and corrodes the marble, result of which is fungus known as the ‘marble cancer’ by the scientists.
Scientists have found 3% of black carbon, 30% of brown carbon and the rest of it to be dust. Scientists not just in India but abroad are trying to find a solution to this problem and hopefully will soon come up with a solution.