HomeAboutActivitiesMapsPhotosPublicationsNews
 
File type Download Size Language
.png .png Download 427 kb -
.pdf .pdf Download 387 kb -
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal

Central Asia in peril

Year: 2007 Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Description:
Communities face appalling health problems. In Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan, drinking water is saline and polluted, with a high content of metals that causes a range of diseases. Over the past 15 years there has been a thirty-fold increase in chronic bronchitis and in kidney and liver diseases, especially cancer and arthritic diseases have increased sixty-fold. The infant mortality rate is one of the world's highest.
Views: 355     Downloads: 146     Rating: 5
Smog over Southeast Asia in 1997
People affected by natural disasters in Africa from 1971 to 2001
Developing countries with environmental strategies
Energy efficiency generally improves with economic growth...but greenhouse gases increase too
Radiation from Chernobyl
Areas affected by deforestation
Sulphur emissions
Bad harvests in South Niger