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Toxic substances

Millions of tonnes of plastic waste leaks into the world’s oceans every year. Though these are local, the problem of plastic production, waste generation, and plastic pollution is global. Global plastic production has increased steadily and has reached 320 million tonnes a year. Of the estimated 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic produced since the 1950s, only 9 percent has been recycled and another 12 percent incinerated.


Region: Asia-Pacific
Year of publication : 2019
Document Type: Report&Data

There is growing interest in the possible health threat posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are substances in our environment, food, and consumer products that interfere with hormone biosynthesis, metabolism, or action resulting in a deviation from normal homeostatic control or reproduction.


Year of publication : 2009
Document Type: Report&Data

Factsheet on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) by Groundwork. Original URL: http://www.groundwork.org.za/Resources/chemicals/VOCs.html


Document Type: Factsheet

Factsheet on Mercaptans (methyl and ethyl mercaptan) by Groundwork. Original URL: http://www.groundwork.org.za/Resources/chemicals/mercaptans.html


Document Type: Factsheet

Groundwork's short note on mercury. Explains how the exposure can take place, what kind of health impacts can be occurred, what to do in the event of mercury spill etc. Original URL: http://www.groundwork.org.za/Resources/FactSheets/mercury.html


Document Type: Factsheet

Factsheet on Dioxins (polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins or PCDD) and furans (polychlorinated dibenzofurans or PCDF) by Groundwork. Original URL: http://www.groundwork.org.za/Resources/chemicals/dioxins_and_furans.html


Document Type: Factsheet

Factsheet on Particulate matter (including total suspended particulates, PM10 & PM2.5). Original URL: http://www.groundwork.org.za/Resources/chemicals/particulate_matter.html


Document Type: Factsheet

Factsheet on Oxides of nitrogen (including nitrogen oxide &nitrogen dioxide) by Groundwork. Original URL: http://www.groundwork.org.za/Resources/chemicals/nitrogen_oxides.html


Document Type: Factsheet