Rising Chemicals Output a Hazard, Clean-Up Needed By 2020: U.N
Increasing misuse of chemicals is causing health and environmental damage especially in emerging economies and governments must do more to carry out a promised clean-up by 2020, said a United Nations report. Production and use of chemicals - from plastics to pesticides - is shifting to developing nations where safeguards are often weaker, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said. Unsafe disposal and recycling adds to risks, it said.
The Chicago Tribune [Author: Alister Doyle, Associated Press]