Solvents, pharmaceuticals and detergents
Herbicides, waste incineration Electronics, hydraulic fluid, fluorescent lights
Zinc, batteries, fertilizer
Cancer; damage to liver, embryos, bird eggs Cancer, embryo damage
Headaches, nausea, loss of muscle coordination, leukemia, damage to bone marrow Lung and liver cancer, depression of central nervous system, suspected embryotoxin
Cancer, birth defects, skin disease Skin damage, possible gastro-intestinal damage, possibly cancer-causing
Neurotoxic; causes headaches, irritability, mental impairment in children; brain, liver, and kidney damage Cancer in animals, damage to liver and kidneys
Source: World Resources Institute and International Institute for Environment and Development, 1987; World Resources 1987, (New York, N.Y.: Basic Books, pp. 205-06.
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