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Last Updated : May 05, 2018 10:49 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

9 of 10 most polluted cities in the world are in India; Delhi not worst

WHO says about 7 million people die each year due to exposure to air pollution.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 14 Indian cities figured in the top 20 most polluted cities in the world. The cities have been ranked based on 2016 data on particulate matter PM2.5 in the air. The PM 2.5 contains pollutants that pose the greatest risk to health. (Image: Reuters)
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 14 Indian cities figured in the top 20 most polluted cities in the world. The cities have been ranked based on 2016 data on particulate matter PM2.5 in the air. The PM 2.5 contains pollutants that pose the greatest risk to health. (Image: Reuters)

10. Muzaffarpur | Mean PM2.5: 120 ug/m3. (Image: Reuters)
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10. Muzaffarpur | Mean PM2.5: 120 ug/m3. (Image: Reuters)

9. Agra | Mean PM2.5: 131 ug/m3 (Image: Reuters)
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9. Agra | Mean PM2.5: 131 ug/m3 (Image: Reuters)

8. Bamenda, Cameroon | Mean PM2.5 (2012): 132 ug/m3. (Image: Reuters)
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8. Bamenda, Cameroon | Mean PM2.5 (2012): 132 ug/m3. (Image: Reuters)

7. Lucknow | Mean PM2.5: 138 ug/m3. (Image: Reuters)
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7. Lucknow | Mean PM2.5: 138 ug/m3. (Image: Reuters)

6. Delhi | Mean PM2.5: 143 ug/m3. (Image: Reuters)
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6. Delhi | Mean PM2.5: 143 ug/m3. (Image: Reuters)

5. Patna | Mean PM2.5: 144 ug/m3 (Image: Reuters)
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5. Patna | Mean PM2.5: 144 ug/m3 (Image: Reuters)

4. Gaya | Mean PM2.5: 149 ug/m3 (Image: Reuters)
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4. Gaya | Mean PM2.5: 149 ug/m3 (Image: Reuters)

3. Varanasi | Mean PM2.5: 151 ug/m3 (Image: Reuters)
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3. Varanasi | Mean PM2.5: 151 ug/m3 (Image: Reuters)

2. Faridabad | Mean PM2.5: 172 ug/m3 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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2. Faridabad | Mean PM2.5: 172 ug/m3 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

1. Kanpur | Mean PM2.5 in 2016: 173 ug/m3 (Photo: Reuters)
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1. Kanpur | Mean PM2.5 in 2016: 173 ug/m3 (Photo: Reuters)

First Published on May 5, 2018 10:30 am
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