#Toxics

A walk through ancient pesticides and industrial waste. New study examines toxins in Ukraine's Kakhovka sediments

A walk through ancient pesticides and industrial waste. New study examines toxins in Ukraine's Kakhovka sediments

ZAPORIZHZHIA / PRAGUE - Czech and Ukrainian experts have analysed a set of samples of the sediments taken from the bottom of the Kakhovka reservoir in Zaporizhzhia region of...

Blood tests show that European leaders have tested positive for so-called ‘forever chemicals’ in their bodies

Blood tests show that European leaders have tested positive for so-called ‘forever chemicals’ in their bodies

Three vice-presidents of the European Commission, the Environment Commissioner, the head of the European Environment Agency and nine Members of the European Parliament coming...

Kids' jackets contain dangerous “Forever chemicals” including globally banned PFOA. Experts call for universal ban

Kids' jackets contain dangerous “Forever chemicals” including globally banned PFOA. Experts call for universal ban

Children's jackets and overalls sold in Europe contain extremely dangerous substances, warns a new study, conducted by a Czech NGO Arnika and the International Pollutants...

“Increasingly Alarming”. Czech Experts Present Findings on Chemical Pollution in Armenian Industrial Areas

“Increasingly Alarming”. Czech Experts Present Findings on Chemical Pollution in Armenian Industrial Areas

YEREVAN – A conference on chemical safety in Armenian communities affected by mining took place on 14 December. Experts from the Czech non-governmental organization Arnika have...

They Either Want to Fry Us or Drown Us in Plastics

They Either Want to Fry Us or Drown Us in Plastics

Oil majors and a petrochemical industry are resisting restrictions on a plastic production. They see it as yet another loss of profit after a decline of fossil fuels. They argue...

Arnika Launched the Plastic Free Future Appeal with Funeral Procession to Spolana Neratovice

Arnika Launched the Plastic Free Future Appeal with Funeral Procession to Spolana Neratovice

An unusual funeral procession to Spolana in Neratovice started at 11 am today. Logos of the biggest producers of plastic pollution were placed on the coffin, and names of the...

The Czechs were Selling the Most Toxic Toy in the World! But Toxic Substances from Plastics are Not Avoided Anywhere

The Czechs were Selling the Most Toxic Toy in the World! But Toxic Substances from Plastics are Not Avoided Anywhere

When plastics from e-waste are recycled, toxic contaminants from plastics are transferred to new products made from the recycled material, invisibly endangering even children....

Emissions of hazardous substances were slightly reduced in the Czech Republic. However, they were still higher than two years ago.

Emissions of hazardous substances were slightly reduced in the Czech Republic. However, they were still higher than two years ago.

Coal-fired power stations may be labelled the biggest polluters of 2022. In addition to emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and gases causing acid rains, they...

Empowered Locals and Improved Access to Information: Citizen Science Facing Down Toxic Pollution in Thailand

Empowered Locals and Improved Access to Information: Citizen Science Facing Down Toxic Pollution in Thailand

BANGKOK/PRAGUE - Over the past four years, non-governmental organizations - EARTH (Thailand) (1) and the Arnika Association (Czechia) (2) - formed a powerful alliance with local...

Toxic PFAS “Forever Chemicals” Found in Clothing and Food Packaging in Indonesia

Toxic PFAS “Forever Chemicals” Found in Clothing and Food Packaging in Indonesia

JAKARTA - A study released today by the Nexus3 Foundation [1] and IPEN [2] found the “Forever Chemicals” per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in synthetic clothing, food...

Highly Toxic Chemicals from Plastic Waste Contaminate Kenya’s Food Chain and Products

Highly Toxic Chemicals from Plastic Waste Contaminate Kenya’s Food Chain and Products

As BRS COPs launch a “PCB Fair,” a new study shows that free-range eggs and recycled plastic products from Kenya contain high levels of dioxin-like PCBs and other toxic...

Experts have calculated the economic losses caused by bad air quality in Jakarta. How is the state responding?

Experts have calculated the economic losses caused by bad air quality in Jakarta. How is the state responding?

Jakarta is the clear winner in the air pollution rankings. This victory is more of a demonstration of defeat in the fight for a better environment. Further delays in addressing...