The chemical industry is the largest employer in Brazil.
But the industry has also come under fire over a long list of issues, including the use of toxic chemicals in construction and in manufacturing.
Some of the problems, like the use in construction of toxic-laden cement, are not limited to Brazil.
A new report released by the Rio-based Center for Science and Democracy (CDS) paints a picture of an industry rife with problems.
In a report that will be released in December, CDS researchers and industry groups have highlighted the alarming level of toxic waste in the construction industry.
They also found that toxic chemicals are used for decades on site and are often used by private companies that operate the construction sites.
“It is really disturbing to see this waste being used,” said José Manuel Crespo, the president of the Brazilian Construction Association.
“The problem is that these companies are using toxic chemicals and it is not being cleaned up.”
The report says that companies are not required to follow strict cleaning rules or report their waste to the environment.
The report found that the country’s toxic waste disposal system is not always effective in capturing and storing toxic chemicals.
In one case, it was reported that an incinerator at the Rio de Janeiro city hall burned and spewed toxic chemicals for two months.
In the meantime, the city council ordered that the incinerator be closed and replaced with a new incinerator.
The city council later said it would reopen the incinerators but not without the chemicals.
Crespos office said it was investigating the report, which will be presented to the government and the construction companies.
“They are doing everything they can to cover up,” said Cresps head of the environmental group, Carlos Carlos.
“We have to demand answers.
The chemicals are still being used, and there is no accountability.
It’s a scandal.
It needs to be exposed.”
A toxic chemical industry has been a mainstay of Brazil for decades, and its use has been controversial.
A former chief of the state environmental department, Luis Rueda, has been arrested several times for allegedly abusing his power to abuse his position.
He was convicted of corruption, but his conviction was later overturned by the Supreme Court.
The federal government has also been accused of covering up the use and abuse of toxic chemical waste.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Brazilian Chemical Industry Association have been accused by environmental groups of using toxic waste to build a toxic-rich industry that has resulted in toxic chemicals being used in construction.
A 2014 study by the EPA found that in the first seven years of the construction boom, the EPA estimated that toxic waste from the construction sector had contaminated at least 30% of Brazil’s waterways.
The EPA said that it was the largest known example of a country’s government failing to take environmental responsibility seriously.
“These problems have been on the rise for decades,” said the CDS report.
“There are hundreds of millions of litres of toxic and toxic-contaminated waste in Brazil, and most of it has not been accounted for.”
In a statement, the Brazilian Association of Machinery Manufacturers (AAMMA) said that there are many ways to reduce the use toxic chemicals, including increasing awareness of the risks of their use, and reducing waste through the implementation of environmental standards.
The group added that the industry should work to address the problems identified by the report.
In an emailed statement, a spokesman for the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Trade, said that while the chemicals were used in Brazil’s construction industry, the chemicals did not come from Brazil.
“Our companies work together with local communities to clean up toxic waste, and they also contribute to clean-up efforts in other industries, including construction,” said Ricardo Guimarães.
“This is a real problem, as we have a huge number of companies and individuals who use toxic substances for a long period of time.”
The Chamber of Industry also expressed concern over the lack of transparency and accountability in the Brazilian construction industry’s toxic-waste management system.
“As the country is still trying to recover from the disaster at Rio de Paulo in 1999, we have to keep an eye on the way the government’s response is being carried out,” said Ana Marques da Silva, the group’s president.