According to experts, Kabwe, Zambia is the world’s most polluted and toxic place in the world. Lead poisoning has damaged the organs of children born in Kabwe. When ingested, lead causes irreversible damage to the central nervous system. This is a direct result of the mines in the area and the roasting and refining of copper.
Children are one of the most susceptible age groups. This poisoning is a result of lead mining taking place over many years. This has affected over 300,000 people living in Zambia, and residents continue to fall ill and die from contamination. (Wasteless Future).