The Vicious Circle
1 Dangerous chemicals which may have been banned or strictly controlled in the West are sold to the Third World where they enter air, water and land through farming and factories.
2 This practise is widespread because of under-regulation of dangerous substances, corruption ignorance of the hazards and different environmental conditions.
3 People using the chemicals on the land or in workshops can be poisoned.
4 Some poisons may be absorbed into plants, and eaten by animals destined for local and foreign markets.
5 The water supply can also be contaminated.
6 So local consumers can breathe eat or drink dangerous chemicals.
7 And the banned substances can come back in to the West in food imports and poison us too.