As many as 200 million people in the developing world face health risks from industrial pollution, according to a new report, The World’s Worst Pollution Problems 2016: The Toxics Beneath Our Feet. The report details the affects of toxic pollution, particularly those resulting from chemical exposures in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Produced as a collaboration between Pure Earth (formerly Blacksmith Institute) and Green Cross Switzerland, the report is the 11th in an annual series about the world’s most dangerous cases of pollution.
Friedrich M. Industrial Pollution Threatens Millions in Developing World. JAMA. 2016;316(23):2473. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.17431