News & Opinion | March 9, 2019 6:00 am

The World’s 100 Most Polluted Cities In 2018

In the list, 22 of the top 30 cities are in India.

Smoke billows from stacks as a Chinese woman wears as mask while walking in a neighborhood next to a coal fired power plant in Shanxi, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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Of the top 100 cities listed of the most polluted in the world, India leads with 22 cities in the top 30. The study, however, noted that though China and countries in South Asian are most affected, air pollution is a global issue.

According to a report from AirVisual, air pollution is likely to cause around 7 million premature deaths- and a major impact to global economies, CNN reports.

These are the top ten most polluted cities:

1. Gurugram, India

2. Ghaziabad, India

3. Faisalabad, Pakistan

4. Faridabad, India

5. Bhiwadi, India

6. Noida, India

7. Patna, India

8. Hotan, China

9. Lucknow, India

10. Lahore, Pakistan

Check out the full list of 100 most polluted cities in the world.