Beware: Toxic! Chemicals and the Living Planet
Woman with her children in front of her home in the Rocinha Favela.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Scientific research is only just beginning to uncover the extent of the chemical threat. To suggest there is no link between these developments, and to give chemicals the benefit of the doubt, is reckless. To assume a link and to begin an immediate precautionary phase-out of certain chemicals in the face of unknown risks before it is too late is prudent and necessary because the safety of people and the environment is paramount.