World's 10 Highly Polluted Cities

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 12:32 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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BANGALORE: In this fast developing world, pollution is a grieve issue that is affecting millions of people all over the world. In fact, as per the World Health Organization, a staggering 1 million people die every year due to pollution and many more are affected. So, here are the ten world’s worst cities for pollution as listed by WHO.

1. Ahvaz, Iran: The hub of Iran’s oil production, Ahvaz is the most polluted city in the world. The city is known for producing sugar and silk, and for linking roads, rails, and pipelines to ports in the Persian Gulf. 

It records for 372 micrograms of polluting particles per cubic meter. The city is found to have the highest annual average for outdoor air pollutants. It is an oil center, transportation hub, and industrial city. the Iranian officials blame its high levels of air pollution on the presence of U.S. forces during the Iran-Iraq War.

2. Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia: The capital city of Mongolia, Ulaan baatar serves as the transport and industrial center in this country. It manufactures everything from textiles to cement to processed foods. This industry, in addition to dust from the desert, unpaved roads, lack of vegetation and emissions from coal stoves and local wood-burning stoves, contribute to the severity of the city’s air pollution, especially during the winter. As such, it is the second most polluted cities in the world.

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