1. Sumgayit, Azerbaijan – 250 000 potentially affected – 40 factories manufacturing chemicals – 120 000 tons of harmful emissions – Cancer rates 51% higher than average 2. Linfen, China – 3 million affected – Provides 2/3 of nation’s coal energy – Worst air quality in China, pollutants include arsenic and sulphur dioxide – High […]

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Because a virus doesn’t care about state lines or national borders, it can wipe out millions and span multiple continents rapidly. Here is a look at the infectious diseases the world has battled throughout the history. What is a Pandemic? Derived from the greek word pandemos meaning “pertaining to all people,” a pandemic is a widespread disease that affects humans over a wide geographic area. SMALLPOX 10,000 BC – 1979 […]

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