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    Organisations: 4
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    Evidence and evidence-informed practice
    Databases: 1Overviews: 5
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    Policy & analysis
    Policy: 19Analysis: 2
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    Indicators: 16Visualizations: 21

About the theme

Waste disposal, management and trafficking and contaminated sites can cause important health effects and costs for current and future generations, environmental injustice and social inequalities. Therefore, the evidence shows that waste policies and strategies should be seen in the broad context of sustainability, as they influence use and consumption of finite material resources, use of land, and energy production.

Featured indicator

  • Standardized death rates for cause-specific unintentional injuries in the age group 1–19 years, WHO European Region - poisoning (Map)
  • Heavy metal intake through food by adults, selected EU countries, Cadmium (Bar chart)
  • Heavy metal intake through food by adults, selected EU countries, Lead (Bar chart)
  • Heavy metal intake through food by adults, selected EU countries, Mercury (Bar chart)