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close this bookDisaster and the Environment - Trainer's Guide - 2nd edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 74 p.)
close this folderPART 4: IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
View the document33. LEARNING OBJECTIVES - PART 4
View the document34. NATIONAL POLICY AND PLANNING
View the document35. ENCOURAGING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
View the document36. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
View the document37. REDUCING THE IMPACT OF DISASTERS
View the document38. VULNERABILITY REDUCTION MEASURES - THE ATMOSPHERE
View the document39. VULNERABILITY REDUCTION MEASURES - OCEANS AND WATER CYCLES
View the document40. VULNERABILITY REDUCTION MEASURES - THE LAND
View the document41. VULNERABILITY REDUCTION MEASURES - THE BIOSPHERE
View the document42. CONTROLLING TOXIC CHEMICALS
View the document43. IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

42. CONTROLLING TOXIC CHEMICALS


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Mention practices which may help to reduce the amount of toxins in the environment.

· Inspect industrial plants and storage facilities for safety and make needed improvements.

· Establish evacuation and warning procedures that might release large doses of toxins to the environment in the event of an accident.

· Monitor toxic waste disposal procedures and document toxic waste dumps on a “hazard map” with information about chemicals dumped.

· Monitor pollution levels of water, air and soils.

· Discourage excessive use of household chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers.

· Adopt better production methods which produce fewer toxic substances.