Wali Zahid | IMC

Lahore tops the world ranking for worst air quality today, according to AirVisual, the real-time air quality map.

The top ten worst ranked cities include three Indian cities – Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. It also includes Kathmandu in Nepal and Dhaka in Bangladesh.

The ranking has an unusual participant: San Fransisco. Because of campfire in California that killed dozens and gutted properties.

Globally, South Asian cities are far from providing healthy air to their citizens. Bad air quality decreases average life expectancy besides being a source of spread of diseases.

Since the AQI ranking is real-time, the city ranking may change as the air quality changes.

In winter, Lahore and adjoining cities are hit by smog. Here are a few tips on how to protect yourself from smog:

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Air pollution is the greatest human health risk today. Source: Statista

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