World’s Most Polluted Cities are in India – WHO Latest Report

Air pollution is an invisible killer and is a serious threat to the human race. Every year, due to the harmful air quality/poor air condition thousands of people dies throughout the world. It is due to the exposure to air pollution that leads to stroke, heart diseases, lung cancer and even chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. In this concern, World Health Organization stated that 2.4 million deaths are registered throughout the world every year due to heart diseases. 1.8 million People die due to lung cancer and 1.4 million dies due to strokes. The only reason is due to inhaling of polluted air.

World Health Organization Data on Air Pollution


Talking about air pollution, World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently stated global air pollution database that is released in Geneva. The report says in terms of PM 2.5 concentration, India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world. Kanpur is worst amongst all the cities with a PM 2.5 concentration of 173 micrograms per cubic meter. This is followed by Faridabad, Varanasi, and Gaya.

There are other Indian cities that have also registered high levels of PM2.5 pollutants and these are Delhi, Patna, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala, and Jodhpur. Mumbai, India’s financial capital is also on the list and it is the world’s fourth most polluted megacity. On the basis of PM10 levels, the report also listed 13 cities in India that figured among the 20 most-polluted cities of the world in the year 2016.

Also, study 2015 report on air pollution

What WHO has to Say in its Latest Report?

The World Health Organization in the latest data also said that nine out of 10 people or 90% people in the world breathe contaminated air, which contains high levels of pollutants. This has estimated that around 7 million people every year die due to air pollution caused by ambient (outdoor) and household products. It is also reported that due to air pollution more than 90% of deaths are registered in Asia and Africa.

facts related to air pollution

Well, there are few facts related to air pollution and these are mentioned below:

  • Air Pollution is 4th largest killer that causes 6.5 million deaths per year
  • Indoor air pollution compared to outdoor is 2 to 5 times worse
  • Smoking is the main cause of lung disease
  • 80% of lung illness is result of air pollution caused by automobiles and other fossil fuel burning machines
  • Risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma and bronchitis is high in those areas where there is high automobile traffic
  • 12% of heart attack worldwide is due to inhaling contaminated air
  • Nearly 25% of deaths in India is the result of air pollution
  • An average person inhales 11,000 liter air per day


No doubt the report on air pollution submitted by WHO is very true, but there is always a solution to it. One of the easiest ways to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution is to increase flora. You can plant trees, shrubs, houseplants, vegetable crops, that can helps in reducing pollution in air. Plans can help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and increasing the amount of oxygen in air. Beside this, you can also use air purifier that comes with HEPA technology. It is the HEPA technology that can remove 99.97% of indoor air pollutants and deliver fresh air to breathe in.

Possible Things To Happen If We Don’t Stop Air Pollution

Possible Things To Happen If We Don’t Stop Air Pollution

Air pollution is a serious problem that not only affects the environment but also your health. Even if we stay indoors, we are surrounded by air pollutants coming from different sources. The air that we breathe is contaminated with a number of pollutants. Indoor air pollutants such as molds, pollens, and cigarette smoke, as well as household products like paint, pesticides contaminate the indoor air.

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indoor air pollution can be worse than outdoor

Indoor Air Pollution can be worse than Outdoor

The air we breathe is not pure and healthy. There are harmful toxic petrol fumes and carbon dioxide emissions. This makes a sufficient reason for you to stay indoors, where you might think you are safe. However, many of us are not aware of the fact the indoor air pollution is more harmful than outdoor pollution.

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5 Reasons that deteriorate Indoor air quality

5 Reasons you have Poor Indoor Air Quality at Home

Indoor air quality is 5-10 times more polluted than the outdoor air. Poor quality of indoor air is one of the main reasons of asthma triggers, breathing problems and also lead to long term breathing problems. However, many people don’t realize the fact that only vacuuming or washing will not keep the indoor air clean. The detergents, cleaning products that you use and many home appliances also lead to indoor air pollution. Most of us are not aware of these sources of indoor air pollution. So, to help you out, we discuss a few areas in your home that need regular cleaning to avoid indoor air pollution.

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Preventive Ways to Avoid Air Pollution During Diwali Festival  

Preventive Ways to avoid air pollution during Diwali Festival

Diwali is the most famous and largely celebrated festival in India. Diwali is the festival that signifies the triumph of good over evil. This festival brings happiness, excitement, and celebratory spirit among all the people. However, from last few years, we are causing harm than good on this auspicious day.  Every year it becomes more difficult to breathe fresh air during Diwali festival. Heavy smoke, masses of utilized explosives and papers is the thing which is left after the festival celebrations are over. This is not only harmful to the environment but also put people’s health at stake. Continue reading “Preventive Ways to Avoid Air Pollution During Diwali Festival  “

How Poor air quality affects your Child’s Health

How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Child’s Health

Many people think of the outside air when talking about air pollution. However, did you know that indoor air pollution is 3-4 times more dangerous than the outdoor pollution? Kids are more susceptible to the harmful effects caused by indoor air pollution than adults. The poor indoor air quality has a greater impact on kid’s health as their lungs are still in developing stage. Continue reading “How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Child’s Health”

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Whenever we talk about air pollution we usually think of something that is outside like smog, CFCs, and another form of outdoor air pollution. But the air inside your home or office could be more polluted than air outside. The air inside your home can be polluted by formaldehyde fire retardants, lead mold or even volatile chemical compounds from fragrance used in household cleaners. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the indoor air quality can be more polluted than outdoor air. However, we can easily improve indoor air quality and can make our homes pollution free. Continue reading “5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality”

causes and effects of toxic smog

Causes and Effects of Toxic Smog

Smog is mainly originated from the merging of two words; smoke and fog. Smog is also described as the type of fog, which has smoke in it. Smog is a yellowish or blackish fog formed primarily due to a mixture of pollutants in the atmosphere that consists of fine particles and ground-level ozone. Toxic smog occurs largely because of air pollution, which can also be defined as a mixture of various gases with dust. It makes breathing a difficult process for human beings. Continue reading “Causes and Effects of Toxic Smog”

Causes of Air Pollution. Possible Solutions to Cure Them

causes of air pollution
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Nowadays, pollution is a very common term that come through our ears. We hear about the various forms of pollution. Air pollution is the contamination of air, irrespective of indoor or outdoor. The main causes of air pollution is the exposure of harmful gases, smoke, dust into the atmosphere making it difficult for humans, animals, and plants to survive.

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Top Ten Cities with Maximum Air Pollution in 2015

Toxic air pollution has a devastating impact on environment and human health. The impact can be anticipated from the growing global warming effect in the environment and from the increasing heart and respiratory diseases that human are suffering from.

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