ISLAMABAD: Lahore has been ranked tenth in terms of air pollution in the world.
World Air Quality Index (AQI) has ranked Lahore tenth in terms of air pollution.
A total of 3,095 cities have been ranked from the most to least polluted cities in the world. Four cities of Pakistan have made it to the list.
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Faisalabad has been listed as the third most polluted city in the world, with an average air quality index of 130.4, while Lahore stands at 10th rank with AVG of 114.9.
Ranked at 239, Islamabad is more polluted compared to Karachi, with AVG of 38.6. The port city is ranked at 320 with AVG of 33.7.
Increasing industrial activity, traffic, and reduction in trees are the main causes of air pollution. This is leading to various diseases including lung problems, hypertension, and mental illness.
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IQ Air constantly monitors air pollution around the world and updates moment by moment.
Air pollution is estimated to contribute to 7 million premature deaths every year and is considered by the United Nations to be the single biggest environmental health risk.
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