Neonatological department of hospital in České Budějovice replacing medical devices containing phthalates

The neonatological department of the hospital in České Budějovice started systhematic replacement of medical devices with the content of PVC softened by phthalates by safer...

Ecologically friendly behaviour exceptional among shopping chains. Less than half of them planning improvement

Ecologically friendly behaviour remains a rather unknown concept among the most significant super- and hypermarkets in the Czech Republic. Replacement of PVC (1) by safer plastic...

The greatest polluters of the environment: Chemical, metallurgic and power plants

In 2006, chemical, metallurgic, and power plants have polluted the environment most heavily. Chemical plants gained higher positions in the index than in previous year and...

EU experts finally confirm phthalates in medical devices are harmful, mainly to little boys

The fact that phthalate DEHP (1) is toxic and causes health problems has been known at least for 15 years. However, it was a turning point yesterday when its malignancy in...

Arnika with high school students from České Budějovice finding out to what extent people avoid food packed in PVC

Ecological-consumers survey will be launched on 2 October by the students of High School of Trade, Services and Entrepreneurship in front of supermarket Albert in the center of...

PVC risks to be discussed in Mothers´ center Medvídek

PVC or polyvinylchlorid is one of the most frequently used plastic materials. It can be found basically everywhere: in our flats and houses, offices, in children´s toys, in food...

Children´s rain coats containing toxic phthalates sold in shop Essa in Děčín

A children´s rain coat bought by Arnika in shop Essa, Myslbekova street in Děčín, contained together with its packaging toxic phthalates in high concentrations. Content of toxic...

Arnika discovers new children's products containing toxic phthalates

ARNIKA drew attention today to other children's products which contain hazardous phthalates (1). Their presence was discovered by tests in a mucus aspirator for nursing children,...

Arnika appeals to minister: Do not accept PVC and toxic substances in environmentally friendly products

Furniture, textile and mattresses containing PVC, phtalates or brominated flame retardants could be labelled as environmentally friendly products according to the new draft of...

Arnika founds Coalition for PVC substitution. IKEA is among its first members

Ecological association Arnika announced today the establishment of Coalition for PVC Substitution, which is going to associate companies, civic associations, municipalities and...

Survey confirms food still sold packaged in PVC. Arnika introducing poster campaign about PVC's harmfulness

Association ARNIKA published today a list of foods packaged in PVC. More than 60 kinds of food wrapped in PVC were found during survey made in supermarkets in Děčín. This...

Arnika celebrates the anniversary of The Stockholm Convention in six cities

Prague (Arnika) – Seven years ago in Stockholm a global treaty was signed for the reduction of hazardous Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Arnika prepared various events to...