#Toxics

A new study has found significant water pollution by PFAS in Bangladesh. Textile industry to blame

A new study has found significant water pollution by PFAS in Bangladesh. Textile industry to blame

PRAGUE/DHAKA - Have you noticed that your new blouse or shirt with a stand-up collar was likely made in Bangladesh? Textile factories, located mainly in the industrial areas of...

An International Conference in Jakarta Highlights Benefits of Nationwide Register of Industrial Polluters

An International Conference in Jakarta Highlights Benefits of Nationwide Register of Industrial Polluters

JAKARTA – An international conference held on 4-5 June by the non-governmental organisations Nexus3 (Indonesia) and Arnika (the Czech Republic) presented the benefits and...

Chemical industry hijacks fourth international meeting on reducing plastic pollution

Chemical industry hijacks fourth international meeting on reducing plastic pollution

In the last week of April, the fourth and penultimate preparatory meeting for a new international treaty on reducing plastic pollution took place in Ottawa, Canada. On behalf of...

Reusable plastic coffee cups and sports bottles contain substances potentially harming our hormonal system

Reusable plastic coffee cups and sports bottles contain substances potentially harming our hormonal system

The new Arnika’s study reveals the widespread presence of harmful substances in daily used plastic products such as reusable coffee cups and water bottles. These substances,...

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...