High levels of airborne toxic PCBs off the coast of west Africa.

Just came across this: “West Africa’s toxic problem: Researchers cruising off the western coast of Africa have confirmed the presence of mysteriously high levels of airborne toxic PCBs. The production and use of these chemicals is now largely banned. The levels detected off the West African coast are a surprise since PCBs were not sold or used there, according to global inventories of PCBs.”
There is need for governments of countries off the coast of west Africa to do something about it before it gets out of hand.

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4 thoughts on “High levels of airborne toxic PCBs off the coast of west Africa.

  1. I guess this is from wastes (with questionable composition) from the industrialised countries often dumped on the African continent of the sub-saharan cost. This is a typical example of the environmental injustice discussed on your blog in one of your earlier postings on PCBs. Thanks Jalal for the update!

  2. Jeff, you are very right…..this is from wastes from the industrialised countries dumped on the African continent of the sub-saharan coast after paying a token to governments of these countries….a good example of ‘environmental injustice’. Kudos Jalal for the wonderful update!

  3. The global health society is often financially handicapped often ‘begging’ leaders of the high income economies to fund their activities in especially low income societies. Totally confusing situation!

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