23 Shocking Photos Reveal How Bad China’s Pollution Problem Has Become

8. Journalist taking a sample from the polluted red waters of the Jianhe River


Photo Credit: Reuters

Cheaply made products direct from China don’t come as cheap as their price tag suggests. In order to keep costs down factories shortcut important steps, and as a result entire ecosystems have been destroyed. For instance, unregulated dumping takes place in many of China’s rivers, leading to terrible environmental results.