10 Most Polluted Cities

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Live Science recently reported on a study conducted by environmental and health experts. Here are the 10 most polluted cities in the world: 

Linfen, China - horrible breathing problems because of coal dust.
Haina, Dominican Republic - lead contamination problems because of lead battery recycling.
Ranipet, India - contaminated groundwater because of leather tanning wastes.
Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan - 2 million cubic meters of radioactive mining waste.
La Oroya, Peru - toxic emissions of lead.
Dzerzinsk, Russia - former chemical weapons manufacturing site. 
Norilsk, Russia - world's largest heavy metals smelting complex.
Rudnaya Pristan, Russia - lead contamination resulted in frightening child blood lead levels. Chernobyl, Ukraine - site of 1986 nuclear meltdown.
Kabwe, Zambia - like Rudnaya, child blood levels at frightening levels.

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