The fact of the matter is that children are sick and dying in these polluted places, and it's not rocket science to fix them. And despite more focus on pollution in the media, there hasn't been much happening to improve conditions.
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Scale and toxicity of the pollution and the numbers of people at risk were the deciding factors in choosing the worst ten polluted places in the world, the conservation groups said.
The report identified 3 key factors:
Cold War era pollution
The areas were not tourist areas or capitals, rather remote areas where pollution controls don't exist or enforcement is considered weak.
e.g. Tianying was cited because of lead poisoning ... Tianying city produces half of China's lead.
Vapi was described as a region overwhelmed by over 50 industrial estates — which poison the local soils and groundwater with pesticides, PCBs, chromium, mercury, lead, and cadmium......
Mercury in Vapi’s groundwater
is 96 times higher than
World Health Organization
Sukinda has more than 97% of India’s chromite ore deposits. "Twelve mines operate without environmental controls, leaching hexavalent chromium into drinking water supplies."
Sumgayit - a former Soviet industrial base is polluting the area with industrial chemicals and heavy metals. Cancer rates are 22%-51% higher than the national average, while genetic mutations and birth defects are commonplace.
More Americans than ever
believe gay and lesbian
identity is something
you’re born with,
according to new polling
data from Gallup. In its
and Beliefs poll,
conducted May 2-7,
a random sample o...