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Top Ten Polluting Industries 2016

Honorable Mentions - China, India and Madagascar

Many low- and middle-income countries are at various stages in addressing their pollution problems. Three countries -- China, India, and Madagascar --  have acknowledged the need for action and are taking different steps based on their particular circumstances. 

For China and India, the world’s two largest emerging economies, environmental degradation and compromised public health have been the dark side of breakneck economic development. China has recently put in place a strict set of ambitious legal measures to reduce pollution. Meanwhile surveys completed in India with the assistance of Pure Earth have helped map the country’s pollution hotspots providing vital information for policymakers and the public. 

In Madagascar, a global biodiversity oasis, the government is taking the first steps in identifying the prevalence of contamination throughout the island, the 48th country to do so until now. 

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