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More Chemicals May Pose Higher Risk for Humans than Previously Thought

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More Chemicals May Pose Higher Risk for Humans than Previously Thought

Scientists publishing in the 13 July issue of Science believe that several organic chemicals like pesticides may pose higher environmental and human-health risks than previously thought. Because regulatory agencies currently classify chemicals as hazardous according to how they accumulate in aquatic food webs, the authors call on the agencies to expand the number of chemicals monitored for posing threats to humans. That number could reach as high as one-third of the organic chemicals in use.


By AAAS, USA.


Environment Policy Resource.