Toxic Hotspots Require Global Superfund

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6 substances toxiques menacent des dizaines millions de personnes dans le monde

Le site de la décharge près de l’Athi River dans la région de Machakos au Kenya où des batteries au plomb sont cassées pour la récupération du plomb © AFP PHOTO/TONY KARUMBA

One of the world’s biggest health threats is also one of the least recognised – more than 100 million people who literally breathe and eat toxic pollutants like lead, mercury, chromium every day, according to the first-ever detailed assessment.

By contrast, global attention and billions of dollars are focused on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which affect comparable numbers of people.

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