Children's jackets on the Czech market contain forever chemicals

Children's jackets on the Czech market contain forever chemicals

The waterproofness of most children's outdoor jackets on the Czech market is achieved by manufacturers using so-called forever chemicals or PFAS (1). The deliberate use of PFAS...

European Commission mustn’t abandon promise on hazardous chemical exports ban made in EU Green Deal

European Commission mustn’t abandon promise on hazardous chemical exports ban made in EU Green Deal

BRUSSELS – Ahead of 3 December Global No Pesticides Day [1], more than 326 civil society organizations, including Arnika, from across the globe, institutions, and trade unions...

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Almost half of plastic household and garden products (1) contain a substance known to pose risks to health and the environment (2). These are substances that negatively affect...

Companies again emitted more toxic substances in Czechia in 2021

Companies again emitted more toxic substances in Czechia in 2021

PRAGUE – The amount of discharged carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic substances (substances endangering reproduction) has increased significantly year-on-year. Emissions of...

Civil society groups urge the EU to keep their promises to ban ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS

Civil society groups urge the EU to keep their promises to ban ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS

46 European civil society organisations urgently demand EU Member States and the Commission to ban all PFAS in consumer products by 2025 and across all uses by 2030.

Dioxin experts present studies on health threats from cancer-causing chemicals in New Orleans

Dioxin experts present studies on health threats from cancer-causing chemicals in New Orleans

11 October 2022, NEW ORLEANS - At the Dioxin 2022 Conference beginning here on October 9, Dr. Jindrich Petrlik will present a recent study that demonstrates the failure of using...

“Let’s vote for a healthier environment!“ Ecological organizations suggest priorities for the 2022 election in Bosnia and Herzegovina

“Let’s vote for a healthier environment!“ Ecological organizations suggest priorities for the 2022 election in Bosnia and Herzegovina

27 September 2022, SARAJEVO/PRAGUE – Non-governmental organizations published a list of environmental priorities for the upcoming period in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They appeal to...

Kazakhstanis join World Cleanup Day to make their country a better place to live in

Kazakhstanis join World Cleanup Day to make their country a better place to live in

19 September 2022, KARAGANDA/TEMIRTAU – On September 17, there were mass cleanup events all over the planet associated with World Cleanliness Day. Kazakhstanis also joined the...

International cooperation is the answer to global pollution, scientists confirmed at the Prague conference

International cooperation is the answer to global pollution, scientists confirmed at the Prague conference

15 September 2022, PRAGUE/JAKARTA/BANGKOK – The international BioDetectors conference took place in Prague on 13-14 September and was attended by experts worldwide. They can use...

The second-largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares to stay dams-free

The second-largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares to stay dams-free

23 August 2022, BANJA LUKA – The mayor of Banja Luka joined the initiative “Dams-Free Municipalities”. By this act, Banja Luka commits not to issue any concession or permission...

Australia is still dumping waste in Asia

Australia is still dumping waste in Asia

9 August 2022, BANGKOK/CANBERRA - Thailand’s Minister for the Environment has ordered the repatriation of 130 tonnes of Australian waste, imported into the country as paper and...

Thai CSOs urge the government to consider their PRTR proposal

Thai CSOs urge the government to consider their PRTR proposal

July 4, 2022, Bangkok/ Prague – EARTH Thailand [1] , together with Arnika Association (Czech Republic) [2] , call on the Thai parliament and government to accept the upcoming...