Renewable energy firm Eco Experts has named Kenya as the world’s least toxic nation, topping a list that takes account of air pollution, renewable energy production and energy consumption.
Statistics gotten from the International Energy Agency and World Health Organization (WHO) was applied by renewable energy firm The Eco Experts in order to rank the most toxic nations in the planet.
The cleanest countries were for the most part those from Sub-Saharan Africa, whereas nations in the Middle East conquered the other end of the list. Saudi Arabia was ranked as the most toxic nation.
The Eco Experts explains the results of the research as a word of warning that unrelenting discharge of greenhouse gases could cause devastating and irreparable damage to the planet.
The ranking did not include every nation, with one outstanding omission being that of Iceland, which could have been mentioned on the list. The Nordic’s nation use of geothermal energy means air pollution levels are uncharacteristically very low.
Statistics released by WHO last year showed that levels of air pollution had amplified by 8 percent between 2009 and 2016. According to its approximations, poor air quality claims the lives of 7 million people each year.
Maria Neira, WHO’s public health chief, said the figures were pinpointing of a “key, major public health problem,” stressing that public consciousness of the problem needed to be raised.
“We have a public health emergency in numerous nations,” Neira said. “Urban air pollution continues to increase at an disturbing pace, causing havoc on human health. It’s striking, one of the largest problems we are facing worldwide, with dreadful future costs to humanity.
“The outlay for nations is massive. Air pollution has an effect on economies and people’s quality of life. It leads to key chronic diseases and to people eventually dying.”