Industrial pollution threatens public health

The not-for-profit agencies Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland nominated the top 10 industrial sources of health-threatening pollution, in descending order, as: lead-acid battery recycling, lead smelting, mining and ore processing, tanneries, dump sites, industrial estates, artisanal gold mining, product and chemical manufacturing and the dye industry.

The estimates are based on 2600 investigated sites in countries that are safe to visit. However, it’s likely an underestimate, the agencies said.
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