A new list of the most polluted cities in the world has dominated by Asia.
AirVisual issued a report after measuring 3,000 cities, found that air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths the following year globally with a major impact economically. Air pollution is a global issue although China & South Asian countries were the worst affected.
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Seven of the 10 cities with the worst air pollution are in India as a marked improvement have been seen among Chinese cities.
A suburb of Indian capital New Delhi called Gurugram is the most polluted city in the world with an average air quality index of 135.8 in 2018 which is considered three times the level US Environmental Protection Agency indicates healthy.
AQI in Gurugram was above 200 after being measured by PM 2.5 – fine particulate matter -, two months of last year.
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“Air pollution steals our livelihoods and our futures. In addition to human lives lost, there’s an estimated global cost of 225 billion dollars in lost labor, and trillions in medical costs. This has enormous impacts, on our health and on our wallets. What is clear is that the common culprit across the globe is the burning of fossil fuels — coal, oil and gas — worsened by the cutting down of our forests”, said Yeb Sano, Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s executive director
According to Greenpeace/AirVisual report, Hotan was the most polluted Chinese city in 2018 located in the far west. Baoding is now at number 33 after had been ranked among the worst in the country as residents couldn’t see neighboring buildings as air was smoggy.
Air Quality Index (AQI) Basics – The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality