Environmental Reports

Our measures are pragmatically applied, scientifically founded and based on mediation with concrete solution delivery. All the projects are founded on scientific analysis of needs and development. What type and extent of contamination is involved, how much of an effect does it have on people and the environment and what remedial actions can be adequately implemented. It is part of the nature of our work to deal with radioactive, chemical or other types of contamination, though it is not always possible to communicate this knowledge in a readily understandable way. To promote knowledge of radioactive, chemical and other types of contamination and the damage they cause to humans and the environment, we have published an annual environmental report in cooperation with the Blacksmith Institute since 2007.


The latest information about the status of worldwide chemical weapon destruction can be accessed at the news server http://news.greencross.ch.

Environmental Reports


Since 2007, the yearly environmental toxin reports published by Green Cross Switzerland and the Blacksmith Institute have been instrumental in increasing public understanding of the health impacts of toxic pollutants and their sources.


The Environmental Toxin Report 2012 describes known environmental toxins and points to their industrial applications and most frequent health effects. In addition, the Report identifies the ten most important sources of environmental toxins and quantifies, for the first time, the global scale of health damage due to toxic substances. It also shows that the health impacts of industrial pollutants measured are roughly equal to those of the three major global infectious diseases AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.


The Environmental Toxin Report 2011 is based on the estimated number of people affected by the sources of pollution, as well as the number of locations, identified worldwide, where environmental toxins occur in concentrations that are detrimental to health. Reports on the ten most dangerous sources of environmental toxins and the worst pollution problems were issued in the years 2008 and 2010. The environmental report published in 2009 contains case studies concerning successful remediation projects.

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