Asbestos is a toxic mineral that has been banned in many Western nations but is widely used in developing countries, where it poses serious health threats to millions of people.
Toxic metals — often known as heavy metals — can persist in the environment and increase in concentration in the food-chain.
These chemicals are highly toxic environmental pollutants that can accumulate in the food chain and pose a variety of health threats.
These harmful chemicals can travel vast distances, resist environmental degradation and accumulate in people’s bodies.
Each year pesticides cause tens of millions of cases of accidental poisoning and are also linked to more serious threats including cancer, birth defects and death.
There are growing concerns that these widespread chemicals can disrupt the human hormone system and lead to various health impacts.
The Stockholm Convention is an international treaty that aims to ban or limit production and use of persistent organic pollutants