Many of the most toxic materials on Earthfrom arsenic to plutoniumoccur naturally but manufacturers have also used them in products such as paints plumbing pesticides nuclear fuel and weaponry. Without careful management toxins can leach into groundwater or pollute our environment. Exposure to toxins leads to various cancers impairment of the immune and reproductive systems as well as cognitive problems. What can be done Solutions include a wide range of infrastructure approaches such as better water filtration governmental and manufacturing regulations outright bans on certain chemicals careful monitoring and the use of alternative fuels. Learn more about key contaminants and their impact on health as well as solutions on a global and individual level.
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