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PostSubject: '2012 World's Worst Pollution Problems'   Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:01 am

'2012 World's Worst Pollution Problems' Report Finds Toxic Air May Be As Harmful As Malaria

By Jonathan Allen

NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Pollution from factories and mines is putting the health of 125 million people at risk worldwide and is as dangerous in the developing world as malaria or tuberculosis, according to a report published on Tuesday by two environmental advocacy groups.

The researchers behind the "2012 World's Worst Pollution Problems" report say theirs is the first substantial attempt to estimate the number of people sickened or killed worldwide because they work in or live near tanneries, recycling plants, chemical factories or mines, among other toxic industries.

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