Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of pollution

Indigenous peoples around the world are suffering disproportionately from the consequences of pollution, research shows.

A survey of close to 700 articles from different disciplines and regions of the world highlights key factors that contribute to this situation. These include Indigenous peoples’ reliance on traditional practices of hunting, fishing, and gathering berries in areas where the land, water, and wildlife are polluted; the disproportionate location of polluting infrastructures such as mines and pipelines in their communities; the poor quality of water to which they have access; and the relatively low levels of governmental support available to them.

But the research

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