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Egypt Independent: Cairo the most polluted city in the world

Cairo scored the highest in total, followed by Delhi, Beijing, Moscow, Istanbul, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Paris and Los Angeles.
03.09.18 | Interesting article at Egypt Independent

A study cited by Forbes website, and conducted by The Eco Experts company, has named Cairo “the most polluted city on Earth”.

The study compares levels of pollution in 48 cities scattered across 24 countries, then compares the cities by aggregating air, noise and light pollution.

Cairo scored the highest in total, followed by Delhi, Beijing, Moscow, Istanbul, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Paris and Los Angeles.

“On an average day, residents of the Egyptian capital breathe in air plagued with PM2.5,” the study notes. “That’s 11.7 times more dangerous than the recommended safe level by WHO.”

“The city also has the 2nd highest levels of PM10 in the world, at 284 ug/m3 on average – 14.2 times over the safe limit.”