Once More, India Dominates The List Of World's Most Polluted Cities

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India Home To 21 Of 30 World's Most Polluted Citie
Once more India has dominated the list of world’s most polluted cities by accounting for 21 of the world’s 30 cities, according to a report from AirVisual.

Pollution tracker IQAir and Greenpeace’s World Air Quality Report 2019 ranked Ghaziabad as the world's most polluted city, with an average PM 2.5 concentration measurement of 110.2 in 2019. In the list of 98 countries, India stood fifth behind Pakistan and Bangladesh.

"Air pollution constitutes the most pressing environmental health risk facing our global population," the AirVisual report said.

South Asia continues to be of particular concern, with 27 of the 30 most polluted cities in India, Pakistan or Bangladesh, the report said.

Pakistan's Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Raiwind, are among the ten most polluted cities, and the major population centers of New Delhi, Lahore, and Dhaka rank 5th, 12th and 21st respectively, according to AirVisual data.

Several Chinese cities, including Beijing, have reduced smog levels and dropped down the list.

In November 2019, a public health emergency was declared after the air quality index (AQI) level exceeded 800 in certain parts of New Delhi, which was more than three times the "hazardous" level.

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