The world is facing challenges for pollution, air pollution is a major problem in the world. It kills more than 1 million people every year in the country. According to the world’s AQ report by IQ Air, India is the home of 14 to 20 most polluted cities in the world. 90% of the world’s population breathes harmful air. According to WHO air pollution can cause many diseases such as stroke, heart diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and lung cancer.
1. GHAZIABAD, INDIA
Ghaziabad is a part of NCR, it is one of the most polluted cities in the world according to a recent report by IQ Air. The main causes of pollution are traffic congestion and dust.
Ghaziabad’s air quality index (AQI) level is 110.2.
2. HOTAN, CHINA
Hotan is the largest sand desert in China. The main reason for its pollution is the sand storm, usually, sand storm season is from April to June. Hence it is the main reason for its pollution. The HQ city has an AQI level of 110.1.
3. GUJRANWALA, PAKISTAN
Gujranwala is one of the most polluted cities in Pakistan, with an average AQI level of 105.3. More than 100 AQIs are unhealthy for the human body. The WHO estimates that about seven million premature deaths occur in a year due to air pollution. The main reasons for its pollution are – inefficient use of energy, an increase in the number of vehicles used every day, an increase in irregular industrial emissions, and air pollution contributes most to the burning of waste and plastics.
4. FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN
Faisalabad of Pakistan is known for its industrial pollution. Faisalabad’s major sources of pollution are industrial waste and motor vehicles. Faisalabad’s air quality index is 104.6.
5. DELHI, INDIA
Delhi is the capital of India. Its main sources of pollution are other causes such as motor vehicle activity, burning of wood, fire on agricultural land, exhaust from diesel generators, dust from construction sites, burning plastic and garbage, and illegal industrial activities. The AQI level of Delhi is 98.6.
6. NOIDA, INDIA
Noida is the hub of IT in India. Its main sources of pollution are – increased vehicular traffic, major construction, stubble burning, diesel generators. Noida has an AQI level of 97.7.
7. GURUGRAM, INDIA
Gurugram, which is known as the hub of IT in India is now included in the list of most polluted cities in the world, with the worst level of air pollution. It is the city where world’s major IT companies there like Google and Microsoft. The main sources responsible for air pollution are a large number of diesel generators and polluting vehicles. The destruction of the Aravali range is considered to be the major cause of air pollution in the city. AQI level 93.1 of Gurugram IQ.
8. REWIND, PAKISTAN
The city of Revind in Pakistan is a famous site of premature deaths. The main sources of pollution in the rewind are sandstorms, agriculture, industrial waste, forest fires, and burning of fossil fuels as the main causes of its pollution which is not good for the humans who live there. The AQI level of rewind is 92.2.
9. GREATER NOIDA, INDIA
Greater Noida is a newly developed city in India but is second to none in terms of pollution. The causes of pollution of Greater Noida are – NH-9 expansion, vehicle activity, major construction, diesel generator, sewage burning, etc. Greater Noida has an AQI level of 91.3.
10. BANDHWARI, INDIA
The main sources of pollution are untreated municipal waste, industrial plants, vehicle pollution, burning of waste, etc. The AQI level of Bandhwari is 90.5.
There is nothing more dangerous than air pollution that causes respiratory problems, child malnutrition, and other health issues but the sources are always different in every city. Providing the forecast of expected risks is necessary to encourage the development of technology and the development of products that can help with energy effectiveness and climate change, and encourage people to protect our Earth and our environment. I hope this list can help you find the top 10 most polluted cities in the world.