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Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have been named the most toxic nations on Earth

According to a new report, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have been named, currently, the most toxic nations on Earth.

The Eco Experts gathered data on 135 countries and ranked them based on environmental factors such as energy consumption, CO2 emissions, air pollution levels and death attributed to air pollution as well as renewable energy production with the study also focusing on work being done to try and tackle the effects of climate change.

The most toxic European country was Luxembourg which suffers from high pollution from neighbouring countries such as Germany and Belgium. The UK ranked 81st while the US was slightly worse in 66th.

The top ten most toxic countries are:

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Kuwait
  3. Qatar
  4. Bahrain
  5. United Arab Emirates
  6. Oman
  7. Turkmenistan
  8. Libya
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Trinidad and Tobago

The countries which were least toxic included mostly African countries where a shortage of industrialisation has meant that the air is less polluted although the study did not take into account water pollution.

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