A map of the world’s top ten countries with the highest levels of pollution.
A list of the top 10 most polluted countries.
The list was compiled using data from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which tracks emissions from all sources of greenhouse gas pollution, from industry and transport to landfills and power plants.
More than 4,000 countries contributed data to the global map.
The top 10 countries with high levels of air pollution are:Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Latvia, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Belgium, Finland, Iceland and Belgium.
There are no air quality standards in the United Kingdom.
The United States and Canada, with emissions of 1,000 and 1,300 tonnes per person, ranked fourth and fifth on the list, respectively.
The five lowest-polluting countries are Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mexico, Indonesia and Vietnam.
In addition to the rankings, the United States ranked number seven on the index, behind the UK, Spain, France, Japan and China.