Problem

Persistent bioaccumulative toxic chemicals

Other Names:
PBTs
Nature:
Persistent bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) chemicals are associated with a range of adverse human health effects such as foetal and child development problems in the case of mercury to negative impacts on wildlife due to the "bioaccumulative" nature of the chemicals as they build up in the food chain.
Narrower Problems:
Mercury as a pollutant
Values:
Toxicity
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
21.02.1999 – 00:00 CET