India houses 7 out of 10 top polluting cities in the world

NCR,World's mots polluted region,South Asia

Smog levels spike during winter in Delhi when air quality often eclipses the World Health Organization’s safe levels

A new study has revealed that India accounts for seven of the 10 most polluted cities in the world, with Gurugram ranking as the worst in the world with highest level of pollutants.

Air pollution is likely to cause the death of almost seven million people around the world in the next year and will cost around $225 billion to the global economy, he added.

India hosts 15 out of 20 most polluted cities in the world with Gurugram and Ghaziabad being the most polluted cities in the world followed by Faridabad, Bhiwadi and Noida being in top six with Delhi on the 11th spot.

The positive news was that air quality in Beijing has got better. This indicates that the air pollution in our cities has not come down over the years, despite many mitigative actions from local governments. The reports highlight that 64% of these cities already exceed the current standards set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Air quality in cities in the United States and Canada were made dramatically worse by historic wildfires between August and November.

What's adding more fuel to the fire are the amplifying effects of climate change on air pollution.

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The study also indicated that air pollution and its impact is more profound in South and East Asian countries.

The 2018 World Air Quality Report is based on data accumulated from over 3,000 cities around the globe.

"Now everyone with a cellphone has free access to this data via the AirVisual platform". IQAir AirVisual has included data from air quality monitors operated by private organisations and individuals. "Communities and organizations from California to Kabul are supplementing governmental monitoring efforts with their own low-priced air quality monitoring networks, and are giving everyone access to more hyper-local information".

'In addition to human lives lost, there's an estimated global cost of $225billion in lost labour, and trillions in medical costs'.

In a statement released with the figures, the executive director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Yeb Sano said, "This has enormous impacts, on our health and on our wallets".

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