Linfen, China- Linfen is proven the have the worst air in the country. China is filled with legal and illegal coal mines that pollute the air all around the country. The source of the coal pollution is because of the industrial and automobile emissions. This pollution is effecting over 3,000,000 people.
Sukinda, India- The pollution taking over this country is from metal and hexavalant chromium. Reasoning behind the dirty air is the chromite mines, the largest mine in the country. This pollution is affecting over 2,600,000 people. As a matter of fact, the chromite has spread around India causing people to catch diseases. Reporters have said that there are no attempts being made to clean up this mess.
La Oroya, Peru- Lead is the material most infecting the air in Peru. Along with lead, copper, zinc and sulfur are other causes to pollution but don’t have the same effects as lead. The toll lead takes on children are deadly and devastating. 98% of children in Peru have unusual blood pressures because of the pollution. 35,000 people are being effected by lead and copper.
Dzerzhinsk, Russia- The chemicals and toxic byproducts in this country have left black-spots all throughout the union. Russia’s environmental agency has estimated that almost 300,000 tons of waste and chemicals have been dumped in Dzerzhinsk. The city’s water is now infected and polluted causing disease to spread. The death rate exceeded the birth rate over 200%
Chernobyl, Ukraine- In 1986 a plant in Chernobyl melted down and released a huge amount of radiation into the air. In 2002, because of the radiation, thyroid cancer increased and there were more than 4,000 cases of this disease. Unfortunately, the radiation spill is now permanent and there is no getting rid of it. But work is being done to prevent anymore spills of such kind.
Sumgayit, Azerbaijan- Organic chemicals, oil, and metals are the elements taking over this city. Many factories the no longer exist because of this incident, released over 120,000 tons of chemicals into the air. To this day, the pollutants still remain and no one has stepped up to take care of it. It is effecting over 275,000 men, women, and children.
Kabwe, Zambia- A huge deposit of lead was discovered in Zambia, along with a dash of cadmium. When the chemicals were spit and still today, there have been no concerns on the impact it has on the people. Mines and factories in the area are no longer opperating. 255,000 people are effected by these chemicals every day,
Port Harcourt, Nigeria- Nigeria’s pollution is caused by the waste disposal drowning out the Nigerian rivers. It affects nothing or no one else in the area, but the residents. The country has no specific tragedies on clean up, oil spills, and contamination. In other words, the problem is not being solved and the mess continues to get worse.
Maputo, Mozambique- This place is located on the Indian Ocean and is hardly recognized to exist. Residents in Mozabmique lack sanitation processes and a solid waste removal. Therefore, there are piles of garbage on the street and waste filling the side walks and rivers.
Niamey, Niger- In this area there are only 14 million people living here and all of them only live to be at least 36 years old. Children don’t live to be any older than 4 years old. The reason for this is because of the polluted air, infested water, and unsanitary complications. Water is undrinkable, due to waste mixtures, unsafe food, and polluted air, all take over this beautiful city.