Pollution a killer in 3rd world

2013-11-05 23:22
(AFP)

(AFP)

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Zurich - Nearly a quarter of deaths in developing countries are linked to pollution, the environmental organizations Green Cross and Blacksmith Institute said Tuesday in Zurich.

Two of the 10 sites are in Indonesia: The Citarum river basin, where toxic metals affect the 9 million people living in the region; and East Kalimantan province, where mercury used in gold mining pollute the environment.

As a positive example, he highlighted the efforts of the Indian government to clean up polluted sites in recent years.

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