Beware of teaching aids and school things made of PVC! They can contain hazardous phtalates

Arnika warns parents against buying school things and teaching aids made of polyvinylchloride (PVC). Some of these things may contain hazardous phthalates. „ Phthalates are...

Arnika wants to reduce use of PVC in hospitals, offices and households in the region of Ústí nad Labem

Arnika has launched a new project in Ústí nad Labem region, which aims to reduce consumption and usage of PVC products. Arnika is going to concentrate mainly on hospitals and...

Visitors of music festival Boskovice will learn why it is not good to play with PVC. They can also support the petition for its substitution

Visitors of music festival Boskovice which starts on Thursday 19 July can visit Arnika´s information kiosk which will be open from 19 to 22 July and will offer interesting and...

The unique panorama of Prague is threatened by plans for building high-rise buildings

The violation of the Treaty to protect the world heritage by the Czech Republic will be discussed on Saturday during the UNESCO meeting at New Zealand.

Label „KLASA“ shall not be assigned to products packaged in PVC, Arnika requires

Ecological organization Arnika called upon today the State Agricultural Intervention Fund not to assign prestigious quality label KLASA (1) anymore to food packaged in PVC. In a...

New analyses confirm the necessity of decontamination

Results of the newest analyses of plasters, samples swept from floors and attic of the former pesticide storage in Klatovy - Luby confirmed the necessity of decontamination of...

Children will no longer breathe in phtalates from floor covering. Prague University Hospital Motol substitutes PVC floors with harmless rubber

Patients in Children´s University Hospital Motol will no longer be exposed to toxic phtalates leaking from PVC. Hospital management decided to replace floors from this harmful...

Spolana must phase out using mercury by the end of 2014

Spolana Neratovice will have to shut down the operation of the amalgam technology of chlorine manufacturing by the end of 2014, and it will have to submit a new application for...

Spolana has tripled its usage of mercury, says Arnika´s study

Each additional year of running amalgam electrolysis in Spolana Neratovice burdens environment with mercury in quantity from at least 0,5 to 1,5 metric tonne, according to a...

Don´t play with PVC, warns Arnika

Ecological association Arnika started today its new prior campaign „Don´t play with PVC!“. The campaign also includes the petition „ For PVC substitution” in products for...

Informative panels on PVC are placed in tearoom

Visitors of Tea Club „Ve vlnách“ in Děčín have a chance to learn more about the issues of one of the most controversial plastic materials (polyvinylchloride- PVC). Informative...

People in Jihlava are burdened by formaldehyde more than is usual

Thanks to Kronospan, people live and work in an environment, that does not meet hygienic norms. According to an extensive study, elaborated by the National Institute of Public...