The Earth houses more than 7 billion people. Every day the number increases, thus making it sadder that millions of people live in toxic environments. From oil spills to incessant abuse on nature, the planet is directly affected by environmental abuse. Consequently, it has become difficult to find a place on Earth that is not subject to pollution. Here are some of the most toxic places on Earth and the health implications.
Ghana is home to the second-largest electronic waste processing depot in West Africa. The country sees the import of several second-hand consumer electronics. Therefore, it is not strange that toxic chemicals are constantly emitted alongside a massive dump of waste. Because of the several recycling processes in the area, the soil lead levels are as high as 18,125 ppm, contrary to EPA’s 400pm.