ISLAMABAD: Three Pakistani cities listed among world’s most polluted cities.
According to World Economic Forum, three Pakistani cities are among 20 most polluted cities in the world. Of the Pakistani cities, Karachi, Peshawar and Rawalpindi-the Pakistani cities are among the 20 most polluted cities in the world.
This list was chalked out in line with the, recent statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which were compiled from more than 1,600 cities for the years 2008 to 2013.
The WHO report included 1,600 cities in 91 countries. These cities were ranked according to the quality of their air which is measured for concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 that is particles smaller than 10 or 2.5 microns which are harmful toxins that can stick to the lungs and cause diseases. What is alarming that, Pakistan had the highest level over all of the 91 countries in the WHO air pollution database.
Top ten most polluted cities in the world include, Indian cities, Delhi one, Patna second, Gwalior third, Rajpur fourth, Pakistani cities Karachi fifth, Peshawar sixth, Rawalpindi seventh, Iranian city Khoramabad eighth, Indian cities Ahmedabad ninth, and Lucknow tenth.
The report also portrays severe health hazards for the inhabitants of the respective cities. Toxic pollution tremendously impacts human health and acids rains, heart disease and respiratory problems and many other diseases can be caused by this.