MORE OF THE MOST POLLUTED PLACES
Added on: 16th Jan 2015
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
The fact that it is located in a volcanic crater surrounded by
mountains only compounds Mexico City’s already troublesome
pollution problem by trapping a thick layer of smog that hovers
over the city.
Whenever you cram 150 million people into an area the size of
Bangladesh you are bound to have some waste management issues.
Not only has the country as a whole been significantly destroyed by
natural disasters and deforestation, but on top of all that it has on its
hands a severe waste management crisis.
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
With a rapidly growing population, Dar es Salaam’s already strained
water supply is only going to worsen. Moreover, as solid wastes
continues to empty into the Msimbazi River, the prevalence of
infectious disease will continue to increase.
With an extremely contaminated water supply, the capital of the
Congo has an extensive list of health and sanitation issues knocking
at its door and its life expectancy is already one of the lowest in Africa.
If you have read our list on 25 crazy facts about the universe then
you know that the Earth is surrounded by nearly 4 million pounds of
space debris. The image you see above was actually generated by
NASA to show which ones are presently being tracked.
YAMUNA RIVER, INDIA
As the largest tributary of the Ganges, scientists estimate that
roughly 60% of Delhi’s waste gets dumped into the river.
This doesn’t change the fact that almost all of its residents rely on
it for water and bathing as well.
Accounting for over half of China’s lead production, this city is
home to some of the worst cases of lead poisoning in the world.