Trading in products containing toxic substances

Other Names:
Dumping of dangerous and illegal products in vulnerable countries

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
Dangerous substances
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST