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More than 90,000 Kyrgyzstanis exposed to highly toxic substances

In Kyrgyzstan, more than 90,000 people experience the effects of highly toxic substances on health. The President of the Far Eastern Environmental Health Fund Petr Sharov told today at a press conference.

According to him, from 2012 to 2017, at least 50 areas with a high level of pollution and its impact on human health were assessed.

«We have chosen places where highly toxic substances remained for decades: lead, arsenic, mercury, pesticides, radioactive elements. In fact, arsenic and mercury can be found at any tailing dump in Kyrgyzstan. 50 areas are the places where the settlements are located too close to them,» said Petr Sharov.