- September 9, 2020
Investors should push for more transparency on hazardous chemicals | Chemsec
In 2018, the World Health Organization estimated that 1.6 million deaths were caused by exposure to selected chemicals. Moreover, scientists have linked the fact that men in the Western world produce half as much sperm as they did 40 years ago to exposure to toxic chemicals.
As for the environment, hazardous chemicals are released in large quantities across the planet, accumulating in nature and wildlife and threatening to disrupt fragile ecosystems.
From a financial perspective, the production of harmful chemicals is equally problematic. Many chemical companies are facing high fines and remediation costs due to pollution. The most notable cases being big PFAS producers contaminating drinking water in the United States.
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