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Air Visual released a report that reveals that the vast majority of the humanity breathes unsafe and polluted air and published the full world’s most polluted cities ranking.
86% of countries with available city data failed to meet WHO exposure targets, while half exceed this target by 200+%.
Other key findings from the report include:
- South Asia: out of 20 most polluted cities in the world, 18 are in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
- Southeast Asia: surrounded by the largest amounts of coal-fired power plants in the region, Jakarta and Hanoi are Southeast Asia’s two most polluted cities. With Beijing’s air quality getting better, Jakarta risks overtaking China’s famously polluted capital soon.
- China: average concentrations in the cities in China fell by 11% from 2017 to 2018. Beijing ranks now as the 122nd most polluted city in the world.
- Europe: Out of 20 most polluted cities in Europe, 10 are in the Balkans – Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo.
- U.S. and Canada: While average air quality is good in global comparison, historic wildfires had a dramatic impact on air quality in August and November, with 5 out of 10 most polluted cities in the world during August found in Northern America. “