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The sickest places in the world

 IPS 11 November 2019

Parts of Indonesia, Argentina and Nigeria are among the top 10 most polluted places on the planet, according to a new report by environmental groups. Extraordinarily toxic places where lifespans are short and disease runs rampant, millions of people live and work at these sites, often to provide the products used in richer countries. The Top Ten Toxic Threats report is the latest in a series of annual reports documenting global pollution issues. The list is based on the severity of the health risk and the number of people exposed. (863 Words) - By Stephen Leahy


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The Agbogbloshie e-Wasteland in Ghana. Fires are set to wires and other electronics to release valuable copper and other materials. The fires blacken the landscape, releasing toxic fumes.  Photo: Blacksmith Institute

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