Where You Live = If You Live; World's Most Polluted Cities
by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 13, 2013 | Views: 156 | Score: 0
|Ahwaz, Iran||Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia||Sanandaj, Iran||Quetta, Pakistan*||Ludhiana, India||Kermanshah, Iran||Peshawar, Pakistan*||New Delhi, India||Mexicali, Mexico||Beijing, China||Shanghai, China||Bakersville, US (#1 US, #279 Global)|
|Annual Average Air Pollution Level||372||279||254||251||251||229||219||198||137||121||80||38|
Pollution Levels of Major Global Cities
Annual mean concentration of fine particle matter (PM10) in parts per million 2008-2009 (2004*)
Sources: who.int, urbanpeek.com, stateoftheair.org
In many of the most densely populated cities, air quality is so low that citizens actually suffer health disorders, and death, in rates sometimes 20% higher than that of cleaner cities. Lung diseases among such populations is exponentially higher, so too are birth defects, heart disease and cancer rates. 3.2 million people died from air pollution effects in 2010.