Top Ten Toxic Industries
See below for the leading causes of disease and decline in quality of life due to toxic industry throughout the world.
(disability-adjusted life year)
|1.||Lead-Acid Battery Recycling||4,800,000|
|3.||Mining and Ore Processing||2,521,600|
|5.||Industrial/Municipal Dump Sites||1,234,000|
|7.||Artisanal Gold Mining||1,021,000|
NOTES: DALYs are a measurement of the burden of disease; one DALY can be thought of as one lost year of "healthy" life.
Source: the Blacksmith Institute, 2012. Web: http://www.worstpolluted.org/ .