Border's Mexicali tops Mexico City in pollution

Sep 25, 2013

Move over, Mexico City, a think tank study says the country's most damaging air pollution is in the border city of Mexicali.

The nation's capital has long had a reputation for smog, but in small it registered in about the middle of large Mexican cities studied.

But Mexicali, across from Calexico, California, has excessive dust that gave it the highest per-capita rate of pollution-related , hospital and doctor visits.

Small particle pollution was above recommended limits in almost all of the 12 Mexican cities over 500,000 inhabitants in the study by the Mexican Institute on Competitiveness.

The study released Tuesday also found high rates of health problems caused by in the central city of Cuernavaca, and the northern cities of Monterrey and Tijuana.

Explore further: Pollution deadlier than road accidents in Sao Paulo

1 /5 (2 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Ozone linked to heart disease deaths

Sep 06, 2013

Chronic exposure to ground level ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas and a widespread air pollutant in many major cities, is linked to premature death from cardiovascular disease, finds a new study led by University of California, ...

Scientists relate urban population to air pollution

Aug 19, 2013

(Phys.org) —Live in a large city like New York, London, Beijing or Mumbai, and you are likely exposed to more air pollution than people in smaller cities in surrounding areas. But exactly how a city's pollution ...

China vows air pollution cuts in major cities

Sep 12, 2013

China vowed Thursday to reduce levels of atmospheric pollutants in Beijing and other major cities by as much as 25 percent to try to improve their dire air quality.

Smog in Indian capital blamed on vehicle increase

Nov 07, 2012

A choking smog that has enveloped New Delhi for more than a week has been partially caused by a rapid increase in vehicles on the streets of India's capital, environmentalists said Wednesday.

Recommended for you

US delays decision on Keystone pipeline project

Apr 18, 2014

The United States announced Friday a fresh delay on a final decision regarding a controversial Canada to US oil pipeline, saying more time was needed to carry out a review.

New research on Earth's carbon budget

Apr 18, 2014

(Phys.org) —Results from a research project involving scientists from the Desert Research Institute have generated new findings surrounding some of the unknowns of changes in climate and the degree to which ...

User comments : 0

More news stories

China says massive area of its soil polluted

A huge area of China's soil covering more than twice the size of Spain is estimated to be polluted, the government said Thursday, announcing findings of a survey previously kept secret.

UN weather agency warns of 'El Nino' this year

The UN weather agency Tuesday warned there was a good chance of an "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world.

UAE reports 12 new cases of MERS

Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced 12 new cases of infection by the MERS coronavirus, but insisted the patients would be cured within two weeks.