The 30 Most Polluted Places on Earth

Print Email

Source: Katiekk2 / Getty Images

20. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
> Population: 1.4 million
> Average annual PM2.5 pollution per cubic meter: 92.2 micrograms
> Average annual PM10 pollution per cubic meter: 196.9 micrograms

Source: Romanov Alexey / Wikimedia Commons

19. Baoding, North China
> Population: 1.1 million
> Average annual PM2.5 pollution per cubic meter: 93.0 micrograms
> Average annual PM10 pollution per cubic meter: 147.0 micrograms

 

Source: MIKParadox / Wikimedia Commons

18. Narayangonj, Bangladesh
> Population: 543,000
> Average annual PM2.5 pollution per cubic meter: 94.2 micrograms
> Average annual PM10 pollution per cubic meter: 205.0 micrograms

Source: athomson / Flickr

17. Jodhpur, West India
> Population: 1.3 million
> Average annual PM2.5 pollution per cubic meter: 97.8 micrograms
> Average annual PM10 pollution per cubic meter: 180.2 micrograms

Source: Harvinder Chandigarh / Wikimedia Commons

16. Patiala, North India
> Population: 510,000
> Average annual PM2.5 pollution per cubic meter: 101.2 micrograms
> Average annual PM10 pollution per cubic meter: 183.7 micrograms