Dust in offices, as well as rain, contain hazardous substances. Will REACH save us?

Dust in offices, as well as rain, contain hazardous substances. Will REACH save us?

A person need not be an employee of a chemical company to expose themselves to toxic substances, you only need to sit in an office. " This has been clearly demonstrated by...

Fish from Drnový brook in Klatovy contain high concentrations of pesticides unused for a long time

Fish in Drnový brook downstream of the former pesticide storage in Klatovy - Luby contain high concentrations of residues of hazardous substances which had been prepared and...

Arnika measurement revealed that mercury is released from Spolchemie in an uncontrolled way

Merucry emissions are released from the premises of Spolchemie in Ústí nad Labem in an uncontrolled way, and nobody monitors systematically how this happens. Thus, people walking...

EEB Press Release - Risky Business: Phase-out mercury in chlorine industry

EEB repeated its call today to halt use of the ‘mercury-cell process’ in the chlorine industry. EEB, Europe's largest federation of environmental citizens' organisations, reports...

Spolchemie is allowed to operate mercury electrolysis only till the end of 2012

Spolchemie in Ústí nad Labem is allowed to operate mercury electrolysis only till December 31, 2012. This ensued from the Decision on Appeal issued by the Regional Authority of...

Phthalates and other industrial substances are present in Moravian rivers. Arnika asks: „Will Members of Parliament cancel monitoring of their sources?

The Arnika Association published results of analyses of water from Moravian rivers, carried out by a scientific team from the Department of Food Chemistry and Analysis of the...

Analysis confirmed presence of toxic and banned phthalates in children's toys

Above-limit levels of toxic phthalates, the use of which is banned in products for children, were found in some toys sold on the Czech market. This fact was confirmed by chemical...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...