The Most Toxic Places on the Earth
Highly toxic locations on the planet have just make the life of millions of people sadder and difficult. In the below list, you’ll find top 5 Most Toxic Places (Polluted places) of the earth that are taking a heavy toll on human life:
- Agbogbloshie, Ghana
It is West Africa’s 2nd largest e-waste processing area containing microwaves, TVs, and more electronic waste.
- Kalimantan, Indonesia
Kahayan River of Central Kalimantan contains 2,260ng/L mercury concentration levels more than twice the standard of Indonesia for total mercury in drinking water (1,000ng/L).
- Matanza Riachuelo, Argentina
Waste industrial material released into the river makes the water unsafe and dangerous for drinking. Large numbers of people are suffering from gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, and respiratory diseases due to the high contamination level of nickel, copper, zinc, and lead.
- Niger River Delta, Nigeria
A report by Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross has shown that 240,000 barrels of crude oil are dropped in this delta every year. It pollutes the surface and ground water of delta, contaminates the air and deteriorates the quality of locally grown crops.
- Norilsk, Russia
It has the largest heavy metal smelting complex of the world providing contaminated air to around 130,000 local residents to breathe.
Other than these, there are 5 more places that are considered highly polluted:
- Chernobyl in Ukraine
- Citarum River in Indonesia
- Dzerzhinsk in Russia
- Hazaribagh in Bangladesh
- Kabwe in Zambia.