The big smog: Cities plagued by air pollution

Ulan Bator

Smog hangs over Ulan Bator – like every winter. This air pollution and intense cold is damaging the lungs of 19-year-old Tsegi. But it’s not only Mongolia’s capital: Here’s a look at some of the worst cities for bad air.

Ulan Bator is not only one of the coldest capitals on earth, it’s also a city with massive air pollution. During the winter months, yurts like Tsegi’s are heated with coal and wood which contributes up to 70 percent of the smog in the city. Air pollution in Ulan Bator is seven times higher than what is considered safe by the WHO.

via The big smog: Cities plagued by air pollution | Home | Life Links | DW.DE | 18.02.2015.

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