Every year, over 1 million people die due to air pollution and many more are affected in the developing world. It’s the research report of Word Health Organization. The tiny particles which enter the lungs and bloodstream, leading to enhanced pulmonary and coronary problems are the main causes of death. According to the report of the WHO anything over 20 micrograms per cubic meter is considered dangerous.
According to the research report here is a list of Top 10 polluted cities which were chosen based on the severity of their health risk and pollution threats around the world.
10. Lahore, Pakistan
Lahore is the key to the city’s economy and the second largest city in the Pakistan. This city is famous for its public and private transportation system. It is placed number 10 in our top ten polluted cities list with an annual figure of 200 micrograms per cubic meter.
9. Kanpur, India
About 5 million Indians live in Kanpur. They are the biggest producers and exporters of textiles and leather. There are lots of tanneries in India which are the primary source of pollution. Kanpur placed on number 9 in our top 10 polluted cities list with an annual figure of 209 micrograms per cubic meter.
8. Yasuj, Iran
Yasuj is the placed 8th city in our top 10 polluted cities list with an annual figure of 215 micrograms per cubic meter according to research report 2009. This city is known for their sugar processing plant and coal power plant and these plants generates electricity for the entire area. The severity of this city is going on superlative range now a day. Recently they have taken a decision to construct a new private oil refinery.
7. Gaborone, Botswana
Gaborone is the largest city in Botswana and the Capital city. Gaborone is the most rapidly developing city in Africa with an annual mean figure of 216 micrograms per cubic meter according to research report 2005. The main source of pollution in the city is the veldt fires and dirty second hand vehicles.
6. Kermanshah, Iran
In the developing world five million people are poisoned by pollution. Kermanshah has been placed number 6 in our top 10 polluted cities list with an annual mean figure of 229 micrograms per cubic meter according to research report. This city is famous for its oil refineries and manufacturing. Presently it is known as an industrial center but it was once an agricultural center.
5. Quetta, Pakistan
In developing country, 25 percent of all deaths are related to environmental factors. Quetta placed number 5 city in the top 10 polluted cities list. This city known as the “Fruit Garden of Pakistan” in the same time known for its railways and airport with an annual mean level of 251 micrograms per cubic meter according to research report 2008. For this reason this city placed 5 in this top 10 polluted cities list.
4. Ludhiana, India
Ludhiana is the 4th placed polluted city in the world, even though number one in India with an annual mean level of 251 micrograms per cubic meter according to research report 2008. This largest city produces 50% of India’s bikes and 60% of tractor parts. The Union environment ministry imposed a ban and instructed the industry to prepare a rapid action plan to keep a check on pollution. By the rating on annual level this city placed on number 4 in our top 10 polluted cities list.
3. Sanandaj, Iran
Sanandaj is the number third polluted city in our top 10 polluted cities list with an annual mean level of 254 micrograms per cubic meter according to research report of 2009. This city is famous for its many more manufacturing factories and industries. Carpets, cotton, woodwork and metal are the production of this city. Outside of the city is a landscape of wonderful hills and mountains but inside is a smog and commerce. That’s why this city placed on number 3 in our top 10 polluted cities list.
2. Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Ulan Bator is the 2nd most polluted city in our top 10 polluted cities list with an annual mean figure of 279 micrograms per cubic meter according to research report of 2008 by PHIU (Public Health Institute of Ulan). It is placed number 1 by Mongolia itself for its severity. Ulan Bator serves as the countries transport and industrial center as well as manufactures nearly everything, from textiles to cement which made the environment toxic. That’s why this city has placed on number 2 on our top 10 polluted cities list.
1. Ahvaz, Iran.
The Iranian city Ahvaz is placed number one in our top 10 polluted cities list according to its severity and pollution threat. There is the highest annual average for outdoor air pollution. It is not the matter of surprised that it’s the top placed polluted city because it is an oil center, industrial and transportation hub city with an annual mean level of 372 micrograms per cubic meter according to research report of 2009. This city is renowned for its product silk and sugar as well as connecting roads, rails and pipelines to port in the Persian Gulf. For its superlative outdoor pollution placed this city on number one in our top 10 polluted cities in the world.
Many more polluted cities are not listed in our list. Here is a top ten polluted cities list. The developing world creates the severity and poisoned the environment with their development. The superiors have to taken rapid action plan to prevent the global pollution to save the world.