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Global Health
December 20, 2016

Industrial Pollution Threatens Millions in Developing World

JAMA. 2016;316(23):2473. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.17431

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.

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