Scientists confirmed food chain contamination near e-waste processing facilities in Thailand

Scientists confirmed food chain contamination near e-waste processing facilities in Thailand

BANGKOK/PRAGUE – Recently published analysis [1] confirmed that communities in the Chachoengsao province, Thailand, face severe food chain contamination with some of the world's...

Nexus3 and Arnika call for Global Plastics Treaty after new study shows toxic contamination

Nexus3 and Arnika call for Global Plastics Treaty after new study shows toxic contamination

8 December 2022, JAKARTA - Indonesian NGO Nexus3 and Czech environmental NGO Arnika are calling for a global treaty on plastics pollution, an international legally binding...

Czech children's jackets contain forever chemicals

Czech children's jackets contain forever chemicals

PRAGUE - The waterproof function of most children's outdoor jackets made by Czech manufacturers is achieved with the use of so-called forever chemicals or PFAS (1). The...

European Commission must keep the promise and ban exports of hazardous chemicals

European Commission must keep the promise and ban exports of hazardous chemicals

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

In Karaganda, European experts shared their experience with solving climate problems

In Karaganda, European experts shared their experience with solving climate problems

KARAGANDA - The Karaganda Regional Environmental Museum hosted a series of events where European experts shared their experiences on addressing climate change, reducing its...

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 gardening products (1) contain substances known to pose risks to health and the environment because they may interfere with human and animal...

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...