So what are the most water polluted countries with the worst pollution in the world? Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. While one part of the world wastes clear water, the other part needs fresh, clear water but has only heavily polluted one. Adulterated water is the breeding ground for water-borne diseases. While drinking such water can cause diarrhea, hepatitis, cancer or sometimes even death, using corrupted water for washing bodies or clothes can cause various skin diseases as well. And let’s not be nonchalant about the environment: the impact of water pollution on aquatic creatures is tremendous. Polluted water is sure to give them diseases or kill them.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three most water polluted countries with the worst pollution in the world from their list.
The first country is Bangladesh. Bangladesh has long since suffered due to arsenic contamination of water. About 20 million people in the nation are using arsenic-contaminated tube wells as a water source. While arsenic poisoning through drinking water is considered a global threat, Bangladesh’s open latrines and untreated waste coupled with arsenic contamination have resulted in severe water pollution, what puts this country on our list of most water polluted countries with the worst pollution in the world. The next country is Pakistan. Waterborne diseases are a norm in Pakistan, and as much as 40% of death that occur in the country are directly or indirectly attributed to water pollution! As per our source, 62% of urban and 84% of the rural population are using untreated water, making it no surprise that hospitals are teeming with diarrhea cases on a daily basis. Furthermore, like Bangladesh, arsenic contamination in water supply exposes around 60 million people in the country. The last one is Brazil for today. The Guanabara Bay has been the biggest victim of water pollution disasters in Brazil. The worst incident that occurred was in 2000 when 340,000 gallons of water were released into the Bay causing many species of fish to go extinct. The fishing industry that was previously thriving in the area suffered huge blows as 4,000 of 6,000 fishermen had to scavenge for other sources of income, due to lack of adequate catch.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 13 most water polluted countries with the worst pollution in the world.