Top 10 most polluted places on the planet

On our planet, the mass of interesting and attractive places that many people want to visit. However, there is also the place from which the best stay away. They should be avoided, not because there's nothing interesting, but because the stay there can be life-threatening. Ekologicheskym American Fund Blacksmith Institute has compiled a list of ten such places.

10. Dzerzhinsk, Russia

According to the reports of ecologists in 1930 - 1998 years in Dzerzhinsk was buried more than 200 thousand tons of chemical waste - including the most dangerous neurotoxins known. City water is partially contaminated with dioxins and phenol, and the level of contamination, according to available data, 17 million times the safe level. Today the city is home to about 300 residents. The average life expectancy of 45 years.

9. Kabwe, Zambia

At the beginning of the last century in Kabwe were discovered large deposits of lead and cadmium. Later there were built large enterprises for the processing of these metals. As a result, the current level of air pollution by heavy metals is four times the permitted limit. The number of infected people in the city of more than 250,000 people. They suffer from acute poisoning of the blood, which leads to frequent vomiting, diarrhea, kidney and muscle atrophy.

8. La Oroya, Peru

Compared to other cities, the settlement is relatively small - it is home to only 35,000 people. However, more than 95 percent of people infected with serious diseases associated with high levels of lead in the blood. On the territory of the settlements are American plants extraction of minerals such as lead, copper and zinc. They emit huge amounts of sulfur dioxide, because of what often are acid rain.

7. Linfen, China

Linfen - a city in the heart of China's coal industry in Shanxi province. The level of sulfur dioxide and other harmful particles in the air is many times higher than normal. They are so numerous that the air is gray and visibility deteriorates. The city is home to more than 200 thousand infected people suffering from pneumonia, lung cancer and bronchitis.

6. Norilsk, Russia


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