Aral Sea Case Study- Social Problems

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Social Problems- Aral Sea Case Study-

  • Increase in health issues from chemicals and pesticides:

From 1996, to 2011, there was a 3,000% increase in reported:

- Kidney and liver diseases

- chronic bronchitis 

-respiratory infections

- asthma

  • Increased mortalitlty rates especially in children:

- 10% of children dying in their 1st year

-Their deaths are usually caused by kidney and heart failure

- 1 in every 20 babies are born with abnormalties (5 times higher than European countries)

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