#Toxics

Children's jackets on the Czech market contain forever chemicals

Children's jackets on the Czech market contain forever chemicals

The waterproofness of most children's outdoor jackets on the Czech market is achieved by manufacturers using so-called forever chemicals or PFAS (1). The deliberate use of PFAS...

European Commission mustn’t abandon promise on hazardous chemical exports ban made in EU Green Deal

European Commission mustn’t abandon promise on hazardous chemical exports ban made in EU Green Deal

BRUSSELS – Ahead of 3 December Global No Pesticides Day [1], more than 326 civil society organizations, including Arnika, from across the globe, institutions, and trade unions...

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Almost half of plastic household and garden products (1) contain a substance known to pose risks to health and the environment (2). These are substances that negatively affect...

Companies again emitted more toxic substances in Czechia in 2021

Companies again emitted more toxic substances in Czechia in 2021

PRAGUE – The amount of discharged carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic substances (substances endangering reproduction) has increased significantly year-on-year. Emissions of...

Civil society groups urge the EU to keep their promises to ban ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS

Civil society groups urge the EU to keep their promises to ban ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS

46 European civil society organisations urgently demand EU Member States and the Commission to ban all PFAS in consumer products by 2025 and across all uses by 2030.

International cooperation is the answer to global pollution, scientists confirmed at the Prague conference

International cooperation is the answer to global pollution, scientists confirmed at the Prague conference

15 September 2022, PRAGUE/JAKARTA/BANGKOK – The international BioDetectors conference took place in Prague on 13-14 September and was attended by experts worldwide. They can use...

People in Armenia successfully resist mines expansion thanks to Arnika studies

People in Armenia successfully resist mines expansion thanks to Arnika studies

In Armenia, residents of the regions affected by mining are still struggling with the interests of the mining lobby. Unfortunately, these often outweigh the legitimate concerns...

Thai court rules in record speed that authorities neglected their duty to protect the environment

Thai court rules in record speed that authorities neglected their duty to protect the environment

An administrative court in the Thai town of Nakhon Sawan said four authorities had neglected their duties regarding a dangerous landfill in Petchaboon province, despite having...

People in Thailand endangered by hazardous smoke from a burning factory

People in Thailand endangered by hazardous smoke from a burning factory

On June 16, 2022, a fire was reported at the site of the Wax Garbage Recycle Centre Company in the Nam Pu subdistrict, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. Although many citizens...

Thai CSOs urge the government to consider their PRTR proposal

Thai CSOs urge the government to consider their PRTR proposal

July 4, 2022, Bangkok/ Prague – EARTH Thailand [1] , together with Arnika Association (Czech Republic) [2] , call on the Thai parliament and government to accept the upcoming...

BRS Conventions take steps for global protections from toxic chemicals

BRS Conventions take steps for global protections from toxic chemicals

GENEVA - Several notable decisions were adopted at the closing of two weeks of negotiations of the Joint Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm...

Arnika’s interventions at BRS meeting: Health and environment must be the priority criterion

Arnika’s interventions at BRS meeting: Health and environment must be the priority criterion

Arnika’s lead expert Jindřich Petrlík and IPEN Global Researcher based in Arnika Jitka Straková called for improvements of the Stockholm convention in their interventions at the...