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Have A Look At The World’s Most Toxic Countries From This Map

There is no denying the fact that humans have sped up climate change manifolds than its natural course. Sadly, carbon dioxide is not all that we are adding to our environment; we are intoxicating our environment with pollution at such speeds that this climate change has become the greatest threat to the planet. The good news is that not everyone is careless about it, at least not completely. While some countries are ignorant about the effects of pollution, others are taking serious measures to fight it.

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Eco Experts, A solar panel company based out of UK, has compiled data from the International Energy Agency and the World Health Organization on how much each country is contributing to the pollution that the entire world faces today. The maps created by the eco experts reveal the most toxic countries of the world on a visual map.

Each country was ranked for its toxicity based on the following five criteria:

  1. Energy consumption, per capita
  2. Carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion, per capita
  3. Air pollution
  4. Deaths attributable to air pollution, per 100,00 capita
  5. Renewable energy production

An interesting map from The Eco Experts shows the most toxic countries in the world. Have a look!

You may have expected the most toxic nation to be either USA, India or China, but it is clearly not the case. Saudia Arabia wins here, having the highest recorded air pollution while the Middle East records the highest number of deaths attributing to air pollution. The USA only makes it to 66th on the list while the UK is the 81st.

The top ten least toxic countries are mostly from Africa with Kenya on the top. The only two least-toxic countries which are not African are Indonesia and Brazil. They stand at the 7th and 9th position respectively.

What comes out of the study is the fact that the entire world needs to get together to battle air pollution by launching serious initiatives.

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