Problem

Trading in products containing toxic substances

Other Names:
Dumping of dangerous and illegal products in vulnerable countries
Incidence:
European companies are allowed to manufacture soap containing mercuric iodine for export to Africa, where it is used to lighten skin colour. The soap can cause foetal damage, anaemia and kidney failure.
Broader Problems:
Dangerous occupations
Related Problems:
Toxic waste smuggling
Aggravates:
Dangerous substances
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET