Hazardous Chemicals in Precipitation

Publication - 26 May, 2003
Greenpeace study showing that rainwater in three European countries is polluted with a range of hazardous chemicals.Scientists analysed 50 samples of rainwater collected by Greenpeace across the Netherlands, with secondary sampling from Belgium and Germany. The report focuses on substance groups that include chemicals known or suspected of endocrine disrupting properties. Such chemicals, know as xeno-estrogens, have the ability to mimic hormones and harm reproduction and development.

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Num. pages: 50