#Toxics

Chemical health hazards found in plastic products from 11 African and Arabic countries

Chemical health hazards found in plastic products from 11 African and Arabic countries

A new report finds that many toys and other products made from recycled plastic sold in Africa and Arabic countries contain dioxins at levels equivalent to hazardous waste....

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

(Prague, Gothenburg) In an alarming proposal for strengthening the limits of the most toxic chemical in waste, the Council of the European Union under the French presidency...

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

The European Parliament yesterday proposed a significant reduction in the concentrations of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) [1] allowed in...

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

A new factsheet published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) claims that the European Union has a unique opportunity to prevent toxic recycling. It could...

New PFAS restrictions are on the horizon in the EU

New PFAS restrictions are on the horizon in the EU

Given that EU citizens are still exposed to perfluorinated substances (PFAS) [1] because of the insufficient legal restrictions, Arnika has begun to investigate the contamination...

Governments set a cornerstone for a new plastic  treaty

Governments set a cornerstone for a new plastic treaty

Global representatives gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, at the 5 th United Nations Environmental Assembly session this week. Consent on a need for a new global treaty on plastic waste...

Heavy metal content also confirmed in the Akhtala and Alaverdi communities

Heavy metal content also confirmed in the Akhtala and Alaverdi communities

Publishing the results of studies carried out by the Czech organization for chemical safety Arnika together with organizations from Armenia - the NGO Center for community...

The results of the analysis of samples from the Shnogh and Teghut communities confirm the presence of heavy metals in the environment

The results of the analysis of samples from the Shnogh and Teghut communities confirm the presence of heavy metals in the environment

The Czech Chemical Safety Organization "Arnika", together with organizations from Armenia - the NGO "Center for Community Mobilization and Support" and information NGO "EcoLur",...

Polluters in the Czech Republic released more toxic substances into environment last year

Polluters in the Czech Republic released more toxic substances into environment last year

The Arnika association has recorded a significant year-on-year increase in the release of cancer-causing, mutagenic, and hormone-disrupting substances. There has also been an...

Arsenic is becoming a real threat to the residents of Armanis and Urasar

Arsenic is becoming a real threat to the residents of Armanis and Urasar

The Czech organization Arnika, focusing on chemical safety, together with the Armenian organizations Center for Community Mobilization and Support and the information NGO EcoLur...

Arnika and experts from UCT Prague took water and soil samples in Moldova and advised on how to respond to fish poisoning

Arnika and experts from UCT Prague took water and soil samples in Moldova and advised on how to respond to fish poisoning

Transformation cooperation in Moldova focused on river protection, which Arnika has been working on since last year thanks to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of...

Sampling for the study of chemical pollution of the areas of the Lori region has been completed

Sampling for the study of chemical pollution of the areas of the Lori region has been completed

A total of 136 samples were collected during recent sampling in Lori region - area affected by industrial pollution - including samples of house dust, soil, sediments, dairy...