WATCH: Why a hotter Earth makes dirty air more dangerous
Doctors have told Khehla Mahlangu and Jeremiah Maseko that their lungs are no good. They’ve lived and worked in Secunda in Mpumalanga for many years, where factories have dirtied the air. And now climate change is worsening things
Secunda in Mpumalanga is “the largest source of carbon dioxide in the southern hemisphere,” environmental researchers say.
Khehla Mahlangu and Jeremiah Maseko have lived and worked in the town for decades but now doctors have told them that their lungs are no good.
Fumes from factories in this area cover Secunda in a blanket of smog which experts say contain tiny pieces of heavy metals like arsenic and mercury. And now climate change is making things worse.
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