It’s becoming impossible for people to live a healthy and sustainable life in world’s most polluted cities, still more than half of the world’s population is living in cities. Cities are becoming hub of diseases, carbon dioxide emissions levels have risen up from past few years, but it hardly matters to us. Rather than keeping most dirtiest cities in the world, clean and green, we are the one who are continuously polluting them.
God knows…! When are we going to start valuing our natural resources? Viewing the present scenario, we can say that need has arisen to take necessary steps to save our planet’s mega-cities and their inhabitants which are exposed to air pollution 2.5 times more than expected ratio as per WHO guidelines.
Most Dirtiest Cities In The World
List of cities with the highest levels of pollution
It’s an extremely crowded city with more than 15 million of people living at this place. The surface water of the city is quite thick and filled with pollutants from the use of commercial pesticides.
The city is well known for its unique fauna and flora located on the southeastern coast of Africa. The city is extremely polluted with the industrial waste and emission of harmful gases released by huge factories in the environment.
The major sources of pollution in Peshawar include – vehicular emissions, industrial and brick kiln emissions, the burning of solid waste and the use ill-maintained vehicles.
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City is surrounded by mountains from all sides, but seems to be completely locked in the air pollution. It’s among most dirtiest cities in the world, estimating unhealthy ozone emissions nearly 85 % every year and high smog.
Port au Prince, Haiti
A lack of pollution control by the government contributes to the widespread environmental problems in the city. You can easily find the citizens dealing with pollution issues after every short nap.
The people here are involved in oil drilling and shipping occupation and these are the activities which are highly responsible for increasing the level of air pollution. But, so sad…people don’t realize!
Excessive pollution from vehicles and scavengers search for usable refuse from a garbage dump…how weird to imagine, but it’s the real picture of lucknow city.
Lifestyle of the people living in Moscow is quite standardized, but of no use. What would you do with an apartment whose interior and infrastructure is fabulous, if you don’t have a clean running water to take bath, forget about drinking.
Increasing air pollution due to industrialization, lack of potable water and the mixing of the city’s water with the raw sewage and household waste contribute to serious health issues and air borne-diseases.
The second largest producer of cotton in India ‘Ahmedabad’ contributes to high levels of air pollution due to heavy construction work for both industries and houses.
The major issues for concern in the city include – poor water quality threatens to exacerbate the transmission of water-borne diseases and burning of oil leading to air pollution.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
It’s quite sad to know, isn’t it friends! High levels of water pollution and inadequate sanitation programs in Addis Ababa caused many infant’s deaths.
Rapid population growth and several droughts have caused migration of the people from rural areas to the urban outskirts of the most dirtiest cities in the world leading to more water management issues that are difficult to deal with.
The capital is like home to textile mills and an increasing number of vehicles are the major factors causing hazardous air pollution.
The people living here are facing poor sanitation and drinkable water issues. Niamey is like a deadly pool for people as it’s filled with pollution and industrial waste. It’s so shocking! Seeing the dead body of your kids at the age of 5 because of the dirty environment everywhere.
Mumbai is among world’s flourishing economic hubs as large number of people come to this place for setting-up industries. As a result, pollution has coated the city.
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
The disposal of waste water into the rivers of Nigeria will remain the same, until and unless, we realize our duties and implement strategies for preventing oil spills and contamination.
Pointe Noire, Congo
Air pollution resulting from the harmful emissions of vehicles and raw sewage in the city’s water supply are serious issues faced by the citizens of Pointe Noire over years.
Like other most dirtiest cities in the world, Delhi also turns to be among polluted cities with raising levels of smog due to industries and traffic.
It’s so strange to know that a large portion of the population in the city drinks poor and dangerous quality water. The people belonging to Luanda usually live in areas built with hardened waste, so the water shows high levels of chlorine.
Let’s we all unite together and take few steps to reduce the pollution level rising in our beautiful cities.