10 cities of the Earth, where it is not necessary to go
On Earth, a lot of beautiful and interesting places that many people want to visit. But there are places where it is better not to appear, because staying there may be life threatening. Blacksmith Institute American Environmental Fund has compiled a list of ten such places.
10. Dzerzhinsk, Russia
In 1930 - 1998 years in Dzerzhinsk was buried more than 200 thousand tons of chemical waste - including the most dangerous - neurotoxins. The level of urban water pollution, according to available data, 17 million times the safe level. To date, the city has a population of about 300 thousand inhabitants. The average life expectancy of 45 years.
9. Kabwe, Zambia
In the early 20th century in Kabwe large reserves of lead and cadmium were found. large enterprises were built for the processing of these metals. Today, heavy metal pollution level in more than four times the permitted limit. Infected people, whose number is more than 250,000 suffer acute poisoning the blood, which leads to frequent vomiting, diarrhea, kidney disease, and muscle wasting.
8. La Oroya, Peru
This settlement is home to only 35,000 people. But more than 95 percent of people infected with serious diseases associated with high blood levels of lead. On the territory of the settlements are American plants extraction of minerals such as lead, copper and zinc. There are often acid rain.
7. Linfen, China
Linfen - the center of China's coal industry. The level of sulfur dioxide and other harmful airborne particles many times higher than normal. The city is home to more than 200 thousand infected people suffering from pneumonia, lung cancer and bronchitis.
6. Norilsk, Russia
Norilsk is considered one of the most polluted places in Russia. The city has the world's largest enterprises for processing of heavy metals - copper, lead, nickel, selenium and zinc. To date, the city live about 134 thousand infected people suffering from respiratory diseases. Since 2001, the entrance to the city for foreigners is prohibited.
5. Sukinda, India
Here are the world's largest chrome mine. Most businesses waste dumped into water of rivers and lakes. The city is home to over two and a half million people. Almost 90 percent of the population susceptible to cancer.
4. the Tianjin, China
The Tianjin - China's industrial center for the production of lead. This is one of the most polluted places in China. The concentration of lead in the air and the soil here is almost 10 times higher than the permitted limit. The lead content in crops grown in this area, 24 times higher than normal.
3. Vapi, India
On the territory of the city are concentrated more than 1,000 industrial enterprises. The mercury level in the groundwater WAPI nearly 100 times higher than normal, the air is full heavy metals. The number of infected residents Vapi suffering all sorts of chronic diseases, has exceeded 70 thousand this year.
2. Sumgait, Azerbaijan
Sumgait - the center of the chemical industry of post-Soviet space. To date, there live more than 275 thousand people infected with heavy metals, waste oil and other chemicals. Children are born with such genetic abnormalities as mental retardation and bone disease.
1. Chernobyl, Ukraine
Today the number of people affected by radiation in the area is 5.5 million. Nuclear disaster, which occurred April 26, 1986, when, during the test at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant due to the explosion melted reactor core, brought a hundred times more radiation than the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.