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World`s most polluted city: Ulan Bator

Toxic smog is harmful and can cause serious damage

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Ulan Bator: In 2010 Ulan Bator the capital of Mongolia, was listed as the second most polluted city in the world. Recently, Forbes Magazine has listed it as number 1 in World’s Most Dangerous Places to Breathe with pollution levels so toxic that it has changed the rating of Mongolia to the world’s most polluted country.

 It’s a place not many would be able to locate on a map. But the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, is one of the most polluted cities in the world. The harmful dust is six to seven times higher than WHO standards. The thick, toxic smog is harmful and can cause serious damage to the lungs.

Coal and wood burning are said to be the main causes for air pollution in this sparcely-populated city. Several projects have been initiated to clean the air in Ulan Bator including using more energy-efficient models.

 

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