UN: Countries set to overshoot goals on curbing chemicals pollution

Michael Holder
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The global chemicals sector is valued at $5tr and production is expected to double by 2030
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The global chemicals sector is valued at $5tr and production is expected to double by 2030

Hazardous chemicals are now 'ubiquitous' in air, water, soil, food and humans, UN declares

The UN has called for urgent action to address the damaging impacts of chemicals on the environment, human health, and economies at a summit this week in Nairobi. The $5tr dollar global industry is...

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