The Toxic Sites Identification Program (TSIP) endeavors to identify and screen contaminated sites in low- and
middle-income countries with a potential human health impact. The TSIP is not intended to be a comprehensive
inventory of such sites, but rather an effort to begin to understand the scope of the problem.
As part of the TSIP more than 3,000 sites have been screened in ~ 50 countries. The actual number of contaminated sites in low- and middle-income countries with a potential human health impact is likely much greater. By comparison, there are an estimated 90,000 identified contaminated sites in the United States alone. No good estimates currently exist on the potential number of sites in low- and middle-countries, but the total is likely to exceed the current number of sites identified by the TSIP by at least an order of magnitude.
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