The 30 Most Polluted Places on Earth

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25. Xingtai, North China
> Population: 742,000
> Average annual PM2.5 pollution per cubic meter: 87.0 micrograms
> Average annual PM10 pollution per cubic meter: 185.9 micrograms

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24. Hengshui, North China
> Population: 478,000
> Average annual PM2.5 pollution per cubic meter: 87.0 micrograms
> Average annual PM10 pollution per cubic meter: 143.0 micrograms

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23. Karachi, Pakistan
> Population: 14.9 million
> Average annual PM2.5 pollution per cubic meter: 8.0 micrograms
> Average annual PM10 pollution per cubic meter: 290.0 micrograms

 

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22. Shijiazhuang, North China
> Population: 3.3 million
> Average annual PM2.5 pollution per cubic meter: 89.0 micrograms
> Average annual PM10 pollution per cubic meter: 147.0 micrograms

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21. Ji’nan, East China
> Population: 4.0 million
> Average annual PM2.5 pollution per cubic meter: 90.0 micrograms
> Average annual PM10 pollution per cubic meter: 192.3 micrograms