Environment and toxics
Everyone, including children, has a right to live in a clean and healthy environment. But toxic substances in our everyday lives – including in the air, water, soil, and consumer products – continue to harm millions of people worldwide. While all humans in all countries are vulnerable to the effects of exposure to toxics, children are more susceptible than adults because of their smaller bodies and particular behavioural habits.
To highlight the impact of toxic exposure on children, we exhibited artwork on the issue at The Three Stags in London in November 2018, an event which featured a discussion with the UN’s top expert on human rights and toxics, Baskut Tuncak. Using facts as the inspiration to get us to confront the fundamentals of toxics, the artworks are a wake-up call about the hazards, our vulnerabilities, and what needs to change. Below is an online gallery of that exhibition.