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Chemicals damaging health and environment – USATODAY.com
A U.N. report highlights the growing health and environmental hazards from chemicals.The report by the U.N. Environment Program warned that the increasing production of chemicals is increasing health costs.
UNEP said chemicals have become so important to daily life in today's world that the value of their output has grown to $4.12 trillion, compared to $171 billion in 1970.
But of the more than 140,000 chemicals estimated to be on the market today, UNEP said only a fraction have been thoroughly evaluated to determine their effects on health and the environment.
UNEP's Executive Director Achim Steiner said the world is increasingly dependent on chemical products, from fertilizers and petrochemicals to electronics and plastics, for economic development but he said "the gains that chemicals can provide must not come at the expense of human health and the environment."... http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-09-06/un-chemicals-health/57634948/1#.UGuiFNqzOUc.twitter
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