Air pollution is one of mankind’s biggest issues at this point in history and unless big steps are taken to reduce the toxicity of the air we breathe, we may one day find ourselves unable to reverse the damage done by our industrialization. Speaking of which, it comes as no surprise that some of the world’s most polluted cities are from Asian countries, places in which a heavy industrialization process is going on.
For instance, the World Health Organization estimates that almost a quarter million people died last year because of exposure to air pollution, almost half of which were from China. Without further ado, here are the world’s most polluted cities as far as microgram concentration of pollution per cubic meter of air is concerned.
The city of Lahore is Pakistan’s most famous, enjoying not only a peculiar beauty but also a rich history to go with it. Unfortunately, the city of Lahore is also one of the most polluted cities in the world according to the WHO. Lahore registers an annual figure of 200 mcg/m3 and has been rated as the third most contaminated city in Pakistan. Needless to say, the quality of its air is quite dangerous not only for its inhabitants but also for the tourists visiting it.