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The 30 most polluted cities in the world

Indian cities dominate the ranking of the most polluted cities in the world in 2018, occupying alone 22 of the top 30 places, according to a report by Greenpeace.

While New Delhi, in tenth place, is designated once again as the capital with the most polluted air, the business city near Gurugram, which changed its name in 2016 to that of Gurgaon, is at the top from the list.

According to the United Nations, air pollution is responsible each year for the premature death of 7 million people and is the primary health risk in the environment.

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Cities in China, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are also in the top 30 spots.

The 2018 Global Air Quality Report, compiled by Greenpeace and IQAir AirVisual, analyzed air pollution data collected from tens of thousands of observation centers, both public and private, across the country. World. More than 3000 agglomerations are thus in the classification, from the most polluted to the cleanest.

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