No one argues that pollution is a negative factor, which affects not only the state of nature, but also human well-being. According to UN statistics, every year up to two million people die annually due to pulmonary diseases of a non-infectious nature.
And if you do not want to be among them, you should choose the right places for life, work and leisure. And those countries that are mentioned in our today's material, it is better to avoid in the most careful way, because they do not reach the ideal of purity, to put it mildly.
For example, the most important business and industrial center of the southern neighbor of the United States, its capital, rightfully occupies a place in the list of the dirtiest cities in the world. The content of harmful substances in the air here is more than a hundred times higher than the maximum permissible concentration. Water is also a serious problem, which causes diseases of the skin, upper respiratory tract and thyroid gland in local residents.
This southern African state, a former British colony, which for many years was an outpost of the white man in black Sub-Saharan Africa, most closely corresponds to the definition of civilized and economically developed.
However, this does not concern environmental issues. There is dirty air, which is associated with both industrial and climatic factors. This has a bad effect on the quality of life and the level of medicine, provokes epidemics and diseases.
The authorities are trying to combat negative trends by adopting modern and relevant laws in the field of environmental protection, but so far the struggle is rather theoretical, and the state of affairs causes panic.
This is the largest state on Earth in terms of the number of inhabitants located in East Asia - a real forge and workshop of the world. They do almost everything here, from condoms to rockets. True, the flip side of an industrial paradise is that ecology is in a depressing state. Everything here is littered with garbage, forests are cut down so intensively that it is noticeable from space and has a negative impact on the health of the country's residents.
In general, when buying Chinese goods, it should be remembered that their low price and high availability are paid for by the health of half-impoverished Chinese workers who exist in vain and rarely ever live to see the pension that appeared not so long ago. Every year, one and a half million inhabitants of this country die from oncological diseases of various origins.
This country also had to face massive deforestation – all in order to sow millions of hectares of land with plants suitable for the synthesis of biofuels.
Almost 250 million people live here, despite the fact that the quality of life is very doubtful and lame on both leftists.
The authorities are making futile efforts to combat garbage and plastic, organizing its collection, but the huge length of the coasts, coupled with powerful currents running along the coast, makes this work a Sisyphean labor in half with tantalum flour. Every day, hundreds and sometimes thousands of tons of waste, including plastic and metal cans, are collected here. It doesn't get any cleaner.
In this largest state of Southern Asia, which ranks second in terms of the number of inhabitants and seventh in area, almost every office worker dreams of visiting the rest.
However, before taking a ticket, you should seriously think about the prospects for such a holiday. Beaches and cities are unsanitary, everything is damn dangerous to health, and environmentalists are sounding the alarm about emissions from industries, cars and roads, the disgusting quality of water for drinking and the all-consuming poverty that has a corrupting effect on the noosphere.
Almost 40 million people here live in terrible conditions, and the degree of pollution beats all imaginable records. The Minister of the Environment assures that more than 350 sites in the country need to be remediated, each of which makes its own small but stable contribution to the creation of unbearable conditions for human life.
Despite the measures taken, according to various estimates, it will take from decades to centuries before conditions in the country normalize in terms of ecology, social sphere and economic relations. Until then, people will suffer, get sick and die.
This high-altitude kingdom, located on the top of the world in the border zone between China and India, is on the verge of an ecological catastrophe, which causes local residents a certain anxiety.
Scientists believe that Everest, due to global warming, has every chance to melt in the sun and flood the country sandwiched between the mountain spurs along with all its inhabitants.