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Affected cities due to air pollution in the world

New Delhi,

Air pollution has become one of the biggest problems for both developing as well as advanced countries. Many nations including India are struggling to contain toxic air and improve air quality.

What is more worrisome is that 21 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India, with six of them in top 10, according to IQAir AirVisual’s 2019 World Air Quality (WAQ) report.

According to World Economic Forums (WEF) report, 1.25 million people are killed by air pollution in India every year.

The 2019 WAQ report from IQAir, which is a Swiss air quality technology company, also mentioned Delhi having the worst air pollution level (PM2.5) in any global capital.

Delhi (India)

Hotan (China)

Faisalabad (Pakistan)

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Bekasi (Indonesia)

Shenyang (China)

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

(Source: IQAir World Air Quality Report 2019)

A World Health Organization (WHO) estimate  suggests poor air kills around seven million people around the world every year.

Chinese capital Beijing which once used to be one of the most polluted cities has improved its air quality. The city has also improved its place in the list of most polluted cities from 84 to 119.

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