As African economies gross, we are seeing more industrialism, resulting in more pollution than ever before. As they grow their economies, pollution can result in serious health consequences for those living in those countries. the following countries are The Most Polluted Countries In Africa
Air pollution is considered a significant environmental risk factor in the incidence and progression of some cases such as asthma, lung cancer, ventricular hypertrophy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, psychological complications, retinopathy, fetal growth, and low birth weight.
Here Are The Most Polluted Countries In Africa
In Tanzania’s major towns and cities, solid and liquid wastes are left untreated. As a result, air and water are contaminated with pollutants, a significant health hazard for those who live in underprivileged areas.
Pollution Index: 62.93
Exp Pollution Index: 110.70
Like most countries in the world, Algeria has not been spared the problem of pollution, which has become both a political and social concern. This is in addition to the uncontrolled use of fertilizers and pesticides, which has increased air pollution and contamination of food.
Pollution Index: 65.75
Exp Pollution Index: 115.20
Tunisia’s pollution issues aren’t new. Its heavy industries have been impacting water quality for years. Officially around a quarter of Tunisia’s wastewater is recycled, intended, among other things, to irrigate the country’s farmlands.
Pollution Index: 69.53
Exp Pollution Index: 121.21
Pollution of Morocco’s water and land resources is due to the dumping of industrial wastes into the ocean, the country’s inland water sources, and the soil. In addition, Morocco’s cities produce about 2.4 million tons of solid waste per year.
Pollution Index: 70.64
Exp Pollution Index: 123.38
Zimbabwe pollution is mainly a result of the disposal of raw sewage from Harare, Ruwa and Chitungwiza. Various tests of samples taken from the lake have discovered high fecal content.
Pollution Index: 74.61
Exp Pollution Index: 132.35
EnviKenya’s environmentalues in Kude deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, water shortage and degraded water quality, flooding, poaching, and domestic and industrial pollution.
Pollution Index: 76.60
Exp Pollution Index: 135.35
As a result of the harmful smoke emitted from the combustion of biomass fuels, indoor air pollution is responsible for more than 50,000 deaths annually and causes nearly 5% of the burden of disease in Ethiopia. Unfortunately, very mal research on indoor air pollution and its health impacts exist in Ethiopia.
Pollution Index: 79.19
Exp Pollution Index: 139.57
The central air pollution problem in Egypt is the particulate matter. The most notable sources of the dust and small particles are transportation, industry and open-air waste-burning. Another significant source is not the wind blown from arid areas around Egypt.
Pollution Index: 85.65
Exp Pollution Index: 152.79
Nigeria suffers from a severe lack of air pollution data. A World Health Organization report in 2012 ranked Onitsha in Southern Nigeria the world’s most polluted city by PM10 pollution levels. Air Pollution is linked to around 7 million premature deaths worldwide every year, including 600,000 children.
Pollution Index: 87.20
Exp Pollution Index: 156.63
It’s Africa’s largest electronic waste dump and one of the most polluted places on earth. Ghana currently achieves collection rates of 95 percent of its e-waste, and the informal sector generates employment and income for many, particularly unskilled youth from the country’s north.
Pollution Index: 89.20
Exp Pollution Index: 160.00