A safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right. Exposure to hazardous substances and wastes undermines this right and puts women, children, and other vulnerable groups at risk of human rights abuses. Throughout their lives, women are exposed to numerous hazardous chemicals that can harm them and our future generations by transfer across the placenta during fetal development and through breast milk to the nursing infant.
The publications on this page offer information about chemicals and waste. The SDGs that the publications relate to are indicated underneath the titles. Please click on the titles to access the publications, and note that many of them are available in multiple languages.