Farmer who studied law himself for 16 years to sue a chemical firm for polluting his land won the first round.
Breathing the air in Mumbai for one day during Diwali is as bad as smoking two packs of cigarettes.
Lake Karachay in Russia was used as a radioactive waste dump, and has been described as the most polluted place on the planet. Standing on the shore for an hour would give you a lethal dose of radiation.
The Mayor of Lake Worth, FL swam across the Lake Worth Lagoon in 1998 to raise awareness of how dirty it had become. After completing the swim, he spent three days in the hospital and nearly died.
Research suggests that one giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50 million cars, while the top 15 largest container ships together may be emitting as much pollution as all 760 million cars on earth.
Due to the intense mining, Russian city of Norilsk is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Locals are systematically complaining of breathing problems caused by the toxic environment. As if that was not enough, nine underground nuclear explosions for peaceful purposes, including research and mining exploration, were conducted by the Soviet regime. The cancer rates in that area are twice higher than anywhere in Russia.
The most polluted place on the planet is Lake Karachay, located near the Ural Mountains in Russia. In 1990, standing on the shore for 1 hour would give you a lethal radiation dose of 600 roentgen, more than enough to kill you.
A Chinese millionaire began selling cans of fresh air for $0.80 a can in response to China’s worsening air pollution. He made over $6 million dollars in a 10 month period.
While Beijing’s pollution problem is more televised, New Delhi is the most polluted city in the world.
Breathing the air in Beijing is equal to smoking 21 cigarettes a day in health effects.