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Top 10 World’s Most Polluted Cities

Top 10 World’s Most Polluted Cities

You may have already heard about the cleanest, wealthiest, poorest, expensive, and exciting cities in the world. How about the cities which are known because of their pollution levels? Polluted cities are often caused by poor sanitation, untreated sewage, unfavorable environment, unhygienic water and food, and many others. Here is a list of the top 10 cities in the world which are heavily polluted.

10. Lagos

This is the capital city of Nigeria and is the home of many commercial establishments. Its major problem is the smoke which is found abounding in the city particularly in the business areas. 12 million people are greatly affected by the city’s problem on air pollution.

9. Karachi

Karachi is a city in Pakistan which contributes to the country’s industrial and commercial sectors. Its main problems include unbearable noise and air pollution which cause the spread of diseases everywhere. About 35% of the city’s total population has developed different kinds of diseases due to its excessive pollution.

8. Dhaka

Currently, Bangladesh’s Dhaka is facing an extreme problem in terms of water pollution. The water in this city is actually full of pollutants and disease-causing elements. Aside from water pollution, Dhaka’s another major concern is air pollution, affecting eight million people around.

7. Mexico City

Mexico City was once known as one of the cleanest cities in the world but now, due to the continuous emissions of smokes from snow-capped volcanoes, people within this place find it heart to breathe because the air is excessively polluted.

6. New Delhi

New Delhi, India is currently facing a massive threat due to water pollution. Garbage and untreated sewage are found everywhere, making the water bodies as the home of disease-causing elements. Because of the increasing number of people affected by different diseases, the city has also increased the number of hospitals and health clinics to address the health needs of every Indian national living in the city.

5. Mumbai

Mumbai is another city of India which is considered as one of the most highly-polluted cities in the world due to intolerable piles of garbage found everywhere. Mumbai is also known as a stinky city that you will never want to go here for sure.

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4. Baghdad

Air pollution is the major problem in Baghdad and this is due to the ongoing terror and war embracing the city. Moreover, water pollution is also prevalent in this city, thus the onset of different types of diseases which are sometimes incurable.

3. Brunei

This is a small city but comes with a massive air pollution problem. Generally, the vehicles make the air impure, thus making the city an unsafe place to dwell because diseases are in the air.

2. Moscow

A person has to pay about three thousand dollars for an apartment unit although water is known to be unclean in this city. Due to water and air pollution, people in Moscow get sick mostly of cholera.

1. Maputo

Water and air pollution are the major problems in this city of Mozambique. Pollution is mainly caused by poor solid waste disposal, untreated sewage, and poor sanitation.

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