An article by the Huffington Post investigates the world’s most polluted cities. The top ten list includes Linfen, China; Los Angeles, United States; Niger Delta, Nigeria; London, United Kingdom; Dzerzhinsk, Russia; Phoenix, United States; Bandung Indonesia; La Oroya, Peru; and Lake Karachay, Russia.
According to the article, “Living in Linfen, China, is equivalent to smoking three packs of cigarettes a day”
“In 2003, Dzerzhinsk, Russia’s death rate surpassed its birth rate by 260 percent.”
“Phoenix, Arizona, United States is 2010's worst place in the United States for year round particle pollution... a mix of dust, soot and aerosols.”