Dirtied by success? Nigeria is home to city with worst PM10 levels

Fabiana Lacau
An increasingly common sight for those in Nigeria is that of smog, rubbish and polluted water, according to a new report.
According to data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) four of the worst cities in the world for air pollution are in Nigeria, according to data released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
 Onitsha, NIgeria is the world’s most polluted city for air quality, when measuring the concentration of PM10.  Onitsha recorded 30 times more than the WHO’s recommended levels of PM10.
The contributing factors to pollution are a reliance on using solid fuels for cooking, burning waste and traffic pollution from very old cars.At home, due to unreliable electricity supplies, many Nigerians rely on generators, which spew out noxious fumes.Levels of pollution are increasing because of rapid economic development and industry without the right technology.

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