The Most Polluted Cities In The World 2020

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Pollution has serious health  consequences for everyone; the toxic chemical being rises into the air from manufacturing factories.

According to the CDC, High levels of air pollution can cause an increased risk of heart attack, wheezing, coughing, and breathing problems, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Air pollution can also cause worsening of existing heart problems, asthma, and other lung complications.

 

Hare Are The Most Polluted Cities In The World 2020

 

10.Noida, India

Noida, India
Noida, India

Noida is a planned city in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The riverside Okhla Bird Sanctuary is home to migratory and native birds, plus jackals and butterflies.

Pollution index: 92.85
Exp Pollution Index: 169.88
Air Quality Index: 167

 

9.Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon

About 93% of Beirut’s population is exposed to high levels of air pollution, according to a study by researchers at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Air pollution is a major environmental risk factor for poor health and causes about 2 million premature deaths worldwide each year.

Pollution index: 93.17
Exp Pollution Index: 167.61
Air Quality Index: 200

 

8.Accra, Ghana

Accra Ghana
Accra Ghana

Accra is the first pilot city of the Urban Health Initiative, supported by the UNEP. Accra’s average annual air pollution levels are about five times the WHO guideline average for the most health-damaging fine particles of PM. 2.5

Pollution index: 93.18
Exp Pollution Index: 168.23
Air Quality Index: 2010

 

7.Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka has topped the list of cities with the worst air in the Air Quality Index (AQI). It had an AQI score of 412 around 8:46 am on Friday. … In Bangladesh, the AQI is based on five criteria pollutants – particulate matter (PM10 and PM2. 5), NO2, CO, SO2, and Ozone (O3)

Pollution index: 93.78
Exp Pollution Index: 169.52
Air Quality Index: 412

 

6.Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The most polluted air in Mongolia is found in Ulaanbaatar, where 46% of the country’s population resides. Ulaanbaatar’s air pollution problem has grown with the city, which has almost tripled in size since 1990, and today accommodates just under 1.5 million people.

Pollution index: 93.85
Exp Pollution Index: 173.15
Air Quality Index: 250

 

5.Ghaziabad, India

Ghaziabad, India
Ghaziabad, India

Ghaziabad is rated as the most polluted city in India as the air quality deteriorated at an alarming rate. AQI in Ghaziabad was measured at 439 PPMV. The Central Pollution Control Board measured the Air Quality Index is at 441 PPMV, putting it in the severe category.

Pollution index: 94.51
Exp Pollution Index: 171.42
Air Quality Index: 340

 

4.Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is considered one of the most polluted cities in Asia. The Bagmati River running through Kathmandu is no more than an open sewer; the air quality so toxic that it causes major health problems, and residential and industrial garbage is not handled effectively.

Pollution index: 95.88
Exp Pollution Index: 174.16
Air Quality Index: 445

 

3.Faridabad, India

Faridabad, India
Faridabad, India

Faridabad pollution levels in Faridabad today are 25 times higher than what is considered safe. The abnormal reading could be a result of a technical glitch, a pollution control board official said. The level of the finest pollutant in the air, PM 2.5, was found to be 1,515 microgrammes per cubic metres at 9 am.

Pollution index: 95.88
Exp Pollution Index: 174.74
Air Quality Index: 500

 

2.Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul ranks among one of the most polluted capital cities in the world, the report said. About 3,000 people die every year in the capital due to air pollution-related diseases, according to the report.

The Hospital added that 8,813 people visited hospitals in Kabul last week due to respiratory diseases caused by air pollution.

Pollution index: 95.88
Exp Pollution Index: 175.23
Air Quality Index: 485

 

1.Tetovo, North Macedonia

Tetovo, North Macedonia
Tetovo, North Macedonia

Tetovo is probably the most polluted and contaminated city in Europe.  Despite the fact that Tetovo is surrounded by mountains that are supposed to contribute to the cleanliness of the air, the pollution keeps increasing and the residents of the city suffer from burning eyes, dry throats and breathing issues.

Pollution index: 97.44
Exp Pollution Index: 178.84
Air Quality Index: 500