Environment Magazine

Worst World Record....

Posted on the 17 May 2013 by Thewritefuture @thewritefuture

While surfing on internet for news for my blog I noticed this horrible world record: The Russian city of Dzerzhinsk holds the unfortunate record of being the most chemically polluted city in the world. 

Pollution city

Between 1930 and 1998 nearly 300.000 tons of chemical waste were improperly dumped in this city.

This pollution results in an average life expectancy for men of only 42 years, for women 47 (average in Russia 64 years for men and 76 years for women). The death rate in the area was reported to exceed the birth rate by 260 percent. Still 25% of the people in this city work in factories that produce toxic chemicals. 

This city must also be high on the list of worst places in the world to live in! 

More Info (and other stories of horribly polluted places)  

Black Smith Institute, Dzerzhinsk

Guinness World Records

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