The Environmental Toxin Report 2012 describes known environmental toxins, also pointing out their industrial applications and most frequent health effects. In addition, the Report identifies the ten most important sources of environmental toxins and quantifies, for the first time, the global scale of health damage due to toxic substances.
The Environmental Toxin Report 2011 is based on the estimated number of people affected by the sources of pollution, as well as the number of locations, identified worldwide, where environmental toxins occur in concentrations that are detrimental to health.
Reports on the ten most dangerous sources of environmental toxins and the worst pollution problems were issued in the years 2008 and 2010. The Environmental Report published in 2009 contains case studies concerning successful remediation projects. The annual Environmental Toxin Report issued jointly by Green Cross Switzerland and the Blacksmith Institute has contributed considerably towards public understanding of the health effects of sources of pollutants.