The public health impact of chemicals: knowns and unknowns
This 2016 report estimates that 1.3 million lives and 43 million disability-adjusted life-years were lost in 2012 due to exposures to selected chemicals. However, data are only available for a small number of chemical exposures and people are exposed to many more chemicals every day. Unintentional poisonings are estimated to cause 193 000 deaths annually, with the major part being from preventable chemical exposures, however only 47% of countries have a poisons centre.
Citation. World Health Organization. (2016). The public health impact of chemicals: knowns and unknowns. World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206553
Description. 13 p. The Portuguese version is published by PAHO: https://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/49122
Document number. WHO/FWC/PHE/EPE/16.01
Language. English. Português.