Hazardous Chemicals Found in Plastic Products in Africa

Lead Organization: IPEN, Arnika

Author: Jindrich Petrlik, Lee Bell, Bjorn Beeler, Marketa Møller


Both the African environment and the human health of Africans suffer from toxic chemicals and imported wastes more than in developed countries. Africa has become the destination of illegal toxic waste exports and, as this study shows, toxic chemicals are also present in toys, kitchen utensils, and other consumer products sold at African markets.