Category Archives: Mongolia

Toxic Smog in Mongolia’s Capital Worsens Amid Harsh Winter

On most winter mornings, Setevdorj Myagmartsogt wakes up to a cloud of toxic smog blanketing his neighborhood in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where the air quality is among the worst in the world. The city’s air, which is at times … Continue reading

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Mongolian air pollution kills 120 children annually 

A new report by the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences has revealed some disturbing figures about the impact of Ulaanbaatar’s killer smog, reports news.mn. The writers state that 120 children and 1200-1300 people in Mongolia are dying every year … Continue reading

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Forget Beijing, world’s worst air has Mongolians seeing red

If you think air pollution in China has been bad, consider Mongolia. Levels of particulate matter in the air have risen to almost 80 times the recommended safety level set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) – and five times … Continue reading

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Air pollution is endangering children’s health in Mongolia 

In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, children like Nandin-Erdene face air so dense with pollution that they cannot view the colour of traffic lights. See what the air quality means for children’s health, and learn what UNICEF and partners are doing to cut … Continue reading

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Where is the world’s most polluted city? 

Outdoor air pollution kills 3.3 million people, mostly in cities, every year. That’s more than HIV, malaria and influenza combined – yet the sparse coverage of official data means many cities are not even monitored Every day, hundreds of millions … Continue reading

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Top 10 worst cities for air pollution

With thousands of people dying every year due to poor air quality in these cities, something must be done to alleviate the problem. This week it was reported that almost 9,500 people lose their lives each year in London due … Continue reading

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The big smog: Cities plagued by air pollution

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. … Continue reading

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Countries with the worst air pollution ranked by World Health Organisation

THERE are some countries in the world where the air is so polluted you can forget about coming home with a healthy holiday glow.   The World Health Organization (WHO) released its 2014 report into global air pollution with some … Continue reading

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