The Most Polluted Countries In Africa

The Most Polluted Countries In Africa 2020
The Most Polluted Countries In Africa 2020

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

 

10. Tanzania

Tanzania pollution
Tanzania pollution

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

 

9. Algeria

Algeria pollution
Algeria pollution

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

 

8. Tunisia

Tunisia Pollution
Tunisia Pollution

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

 

7. Morocco

Morocco Pollution
Morocco Pollution

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

 

6. Zimbabwe

zimbabwe pollution
zimbabwe pollution

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

 

5. Kenya

Kenya Pollution
Kenya Pollution

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

 

4. Ethiopia

Ethiopia Pollution
Ethiopia Pollution

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

 

3. Egypt

Egypt Pollution
Egypt Pollution

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

 

2. Nigeria

Nigeria Pollution
Nigeria Pollution

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

 

1. Ghana

Ghana Pollution
Ghana Pollution

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

 

Source: | Numbeo | UN Environment