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How toxic are cigarette butts?

30. August 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology Risk Assessment

How toxic are cigarette butts?

At least one in three cigarettes worldwide is discarded onto the ground after smoking – so that every year 340 to 680 million kilograms of tobacco waste end up in the environment and sooner or later in our waterways. Cigarette butts also contain numerous harmful chemicals that can be acutely toxic to aquatic organisms. A new info sheet informs about ingredients, environmental behaviour and toxicity.

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