Environment and climate change statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean

FDES - Sub-component 3.4: Release of Chemical Substances

This topic deals with chemical fertilizers to enrich soils and pesticide use in protecting plants and animals from disease. Other chemicals accelerate the growth of biota and preserve and enhance the quality, size and appearance of biological products. Environmental effects are generated by the diffusion of chemicals through cycling systems and build-up of contaminants in water, land and living organisms (through the food chain).

The topics included are:

  • Release of chemical substances