10 Most Polluted Cities in the World

With the advancement in the technology and industry, the lives of man have become much easier. But this advancement in industries has also created numerous problems for the mankind. According to the World Health Organization, almost 223,000 people in the world died of lung cancer and several other pollution problems in the year of 2010.

The statics show that the largely polluted cities in the world are from China and from East Asia. The list of the top 10 most polluted cities in the world are:

10. Kabwe


The city of Zambia, Kabwe is counted as one of the most polluted cities in the world because the city has the heaps of rubbish lying everywhere in the city. Besides that, the city is surrounded by the water pollution, air pollution and many other types of pollution. The metals like zinc and lead are present in the large quantities in the water supply of this city.

9. Sumgayit


One of the largest cities of Azerbaijan. It is also known as the industrial wasteland and is another victim of Soviet Union’s neglect. It is the heavily polluted cities among the world. The past industrial waste and pollutants still have the effect in the air of Sumgayit and affects the locals of this city.

8. Chernobyl


Next on our list is the city of Ukraine, where the pollution of several types prevails. Radiation is the common and the most dangerous types of pollution that is the problem of citizens of this city and nuclear meltdown is the cause of radiation. This meltdown was caused in the year of 1986 and the radiations that were emitted due this meltdown were 100 times more powerful than nuclear bombs.

7. Norilsk


Featuring next on the list is the Norilsk that is the city of Russia. It is also among the most polluted cities of the world because of the air pollution. The air of this region contains Sulphur dioxide that is emitted by the heavy metal smelting plant. There is very dangerous situation in this city and you cannot even a single living tree within 30 miles of the city.

6. Dzerzhinsk


Another city of Russia is stating in the top most polluted cities in the world. there are chemical and air types of pollution that have made difficult for the people to breathe in. the Guinness Book of World Records have listed Dzershinsk as the most chemically polluted city of the world. The death rate due to chemical toxicities is more than the birth rate of the city.

5. La Oroya

La Oroya

The city of Peru is another most polluted city in the world because there is the high amount of heavy metals pollution in this area. The children of this city have the distinction of having the lead levels in the blood than the acceptable limit.

4. Vapi


Next on the list is the city from India. Being the industrial state of India, Vapi is the city of India that have considerable amount of Chemicals and metals in its air. The water of this area is also much polluted and it contains the mercury levels 100 times higher than the recommended amount of WHO.

3. Sukinda


Another city of India is ranked on the list of most polluted cities in the world. Thecity has the high standards of Hexavalent Chromium in its air and in its water. It is suggested that almost 985% deaths in this region are caused due the exposure to stem Chromium.

2. Tianying


The city of China, Tianying is the second most polluted city of the world because of the concentration of Lead and heavy metals in the air and in water of this city. Higher level of lead in the bloodstream of the residents of this city is the ultimate cause of death.

1. Linfen


Linfen is the most polluted city of the world because it includes coal mines in its areas and the pollution of coal is the cause of its first rank in our list. The air of this city is being polluted by the burning coals because the coal mine owners of the city do not follow anti- pollution regulations.

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