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Benefits of SLCP controle measures for Public Health
Implementation of the 16 SLCP control measures as presented in the Time to Act publication is expected to yield a substantial benefit for public health saving approximately 2.4(0.7-4.6) million outdoor air pollution rela...
19 Jun 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
Items not regulated
The Technical Regulation of the Customs Union establishes common principles and rules for Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. The category ‘On the safety of toys’ contains a list of items not regarded as toys...
25 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Concentrations of heavy metals in children's toys
The study found that of the 569 products tested, 104 (18 per cent) exceeded the limit for lead, 18 (3 per cent) exceeded the limit for mercury, 45 (8 per cent) exceeded the limit for arsenic and 75 products (13 per cent)...
25 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Impact of toxic metals
The toxic substances found in toys in the study can cause a variety of harmful consequences. Lead is a neurotoxin with no safe level of exposure. Even small amounts in children can give rise to learning difficulties, att...
25 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Movement of the toys
Of the 164 products containing a toxic metal, six originated in the EU, contrary to labeling data. The presence of such substances raises questions over the integrity of EU standards and regulations for children’s produ...
25 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Percentage of analysed toys that exceeded the Russian regulatory limit for toxic metal content in soil
The study found that of the 569 products tested, 104 (18 per cent) exceeded the limit for lead, 18 (3 per cent) exceeded the limit for mercury, 45 (8 per cent) exceeded the limit for arsenic and 75 products (13 per cent)...
25 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Metal contamination in analysed toys
The study found that of the 569 products tested, 104 (18 per cent) exceeded the limit for lead, 18 (3 per cent) exceeded the limit for mercury, 45 (8 per cent) exceeded the limit for arsenic and 75 products (13 per cent...
25 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
World Toys Market and Population and GDP in 2010
Toys are a big business. Between 2007 and 2010 the global toys market grew by nearly 5 per cent in value terms – from US$78.1 billion to US$83.3 billion. The majority of the toys on the market – many millions of them – a...
25 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Prevalence and death rates associated with malaria in Mozambique
Mozambique’s geographical location has resulted in the occurrence of floods and environmentally related diseases such as malaria and cholera which pose a threat to human health. However, the prevalence and death rates ...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
How mercury can enter our environment
While some pollutants are restricted in their range and in the size and number of the population they affect, mercury is not one of them. Wherever it is mined, used or discarded, it is liable – in the absence of effectiv...
11 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Estimated ground deposition of cesium-137 from nuclear-weapon fallout
The graph shows the estimated ground deposition of cesium-137 from nuclear weapon testing fallout. Cesium- 173 deposition from nuclear- weapon fallout have severe effects on human health. Based on estimaed doses to the A...
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
162 Parties to the Basel Convention in October 2004
The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is the most comprehensive global environmental agreement on hazardous and other wastes. It aims to protect human healt...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
How long does it take for some commonly used products to biodegrade?
Pollution emitted in industrial areas represents a threat to human health and the surrounding natural resources. We have a tendency to believe that the production processes are the only source of environmental damage, an...
17 May 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Emissions of organic water pollutants
Pollution emitted in industrial areas represents a threat to human health and the surrounding natural resources. We have a tendency to believe that the production processes are the only source of environmental damage, an...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Harmful effects of ecosystem changes on human health
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Sea level rise and assessment of the state of the marine environment
A significant sea level rise is one of the major anticipated consequences of climate change. This will cause some low-lying coastal areas to become completely submerged, while others will increasingly face short-lived hi...
01 Oct 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz