20 Most Polluted Cities in the World

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Linfen, China

You’ve probably read stories about the pollution and air quality problems occurring in Beijing over the last few years, but China’s biggest city isn’t its worst offender. That title goes to the city of Linfen located in the Shanxi province at the heart of China’s coal industry.

Once a scenic community known as ‘the fruit and flower town’, Linfen’s air is now so bad that breathing it is the equivalent of smoking three packs a of cigarettes a day.

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