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Top 10 Toxic Pollution Problems

The World's Worst Pollution Problems 2012:

The Top Ten Sources by Global Burden of Disease

This report illustrates the tremendous burden put on the health of the world’s population by the release of toxic pollution from industrial and mining processes. As noted, these estimates of global disease burdens from toxic pollution are likely undervalued as many of the suspected and known health impacts of pollution are currently unquantifiable. In addition, pathway types, sampling capabilities, demographic data and access to polluted sites limited these estimates. However, this first attempt to assign DALYs to top polluting industrial sources clearly demonstrates the scope of the problem.

In total, the 2600 sites investigated by the Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland put close to 80 million people at risk for a wide range of health impacts. From this research Blacksmith Institute estimates that close to 125 million people are at risk from industrial pollution worldwide. The total global DALYs attributable to pollution from industrial sources are estimated to be 17 million. 

Top 10 Toxic Pollution Problems

1 Battery Recycling

2 Lead Smelting

3 Mining and Ore Processing

4 Tanneries

5 Industrial/Municipal Dumpsites

6 Industrial Estates

7 Artisanal Gold Mining

8 Product Manufacturing

9 Chemical Manufacturing

10 Dye Industry


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Blacksmith Institute