REACH to guarantee stricter control of hazardous chemicals

In the last two weeks, Czech Republic saw one of the largest ecological disasters within few decades. Toxic cyanides leaked from chemical plant LZ Draslovka based in town Kolín...

Ratification of the Stockholm Convention by Turkey is near - IPEN supported the first conference on persistent organic pollutants in Turkey

The historically first conference dedicated to the issue of highly hazardous persistent organic pollutants (POPs) (1) in Turkey took place at the end of December in Istanbul. In...

The proposed limits of toxic substances in wastes degrade the Stockholm Convention

The EU proposed limits for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) (1) are so weak that they do not begin to address the problems they were designed to solve. ” The proposed limits...

Stricter chemical policy of the EU is required by more than 13 600 people

Today, Arnika handed over to Czech Members of the European Parliament (EP) the petition, Toxics Free Future II, which has been signed, as of yet, by 13,686 signatories. The...

The European Union money used for contamination of a protected landscape area by fly ash

A mixture of toxic fly ash with slag from the Liberec waste incinerator, which was sold by the Termizo company, without authorisation, for construction purposes for more than a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...