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...

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...

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...

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...