Top 10 – Most Polluted Mega Cities in the World

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6. Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City Mexico Pollution

Mexico City’s air is believed to be safe to breathe only 31 days in the years! Around 1,00,000 children die due to pollution complications every years. The renowned traffic snarls of this city are the major cause of fuel intoxicants. There are also over 50,000 small factories in and around the city. All this adds to make a deadly cocktail.


7. Moscow, Russia

Moscow Russia Pollution

This city seems to have more radioactive waste sites than anywhere in the world.  These have been generated by the over 2000 research institutes which used to exist in this city. Even today the government is collecting radioactive waste and trying to bury it in special tombs. But the city’s inhabitants have already been exposed for years to high radiation levels.


8. New Delhi, India

New Delhi India Pollution

As with most other metropolises, Delhi has a major water problem. Its main source of water, the river Yamuna is highly polluted with high levels of chemicals and pollutants. The high number of cars only adds to the present levels of pollution, and the dense population of the city has to cope with smog, impure water and health problems.


9. Linfen, China

Linfen China Pollution

A city of about 3 million inhabitants, it is situated in the heart of the coal mining industry. The air is believed to be the worst in China, most homes are totally soot-blackened.


10. Dzerzhinsk, Russia

Dzerzhinsk Russia Pollution

Not really a metropolis, but this town is believed to be the most polluted town in the world. It lives with a residue of 3,00,000 tonnes of chemical waste, which were dumped here many years ago.

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