#Toxics

Study Finds Toys Made of Black Recycled Plastics Pose Serious Threat to Children’s Health

Study Finds Toys Made of Black Recycled Plastics Pose Serious Threat to Children’s Health

A ground-breaking study analyzing the effects of toxic chemicals in plastic children’s toys and consumer products on human cells demonstrates that toys made from some recycled...

Good news: EU banned use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Good news: EU banned use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

On July 4, 2020, a PFOA ban will apply in the EU, which was agreed already in 2019 by the parties of the Stockholm Convention. However, this ban allows for some exemptions, e.g....

Unwanted toxic flame retardants preventing circularity and increasing fire toxicity

Unwanted toxic flame retardants preventing circularity and increasing fire toxicity

The Alliance for Flame Retardant Free Furniture welcomes the New Circular Economy Action Plan and calls on the EU institutions to address the unnecessary and unwanted use of...

‘Minamata‘ starring Johnny Depp draws attention to mercury pollution

‘Minamata‘ starring Johnny Depp draws attention to mercury pollution

On Friday, February 21, the movie ‘Minamata‘ starring Johnny Depp had a world premiere at the Berlinale film festival. The film, directed by Andrew Levitas, tells a story of...

Environmental health groups celebrate the end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products

Environmental health groups celebrate the end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products

The European Union (EU) has taken an important step towards cleaning up its recycling; it will no longer allow materials containing a class of toxic, globally banned flame...

Long awaited global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law today!

Long awaited global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law today!

The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, today becomes...

Breakthrough decision on contaminated sites at Minamata Convention on mercury COP 3

Breakthrough decision on contaminated sites at Minamata Convention on mercury COP 3

Setting a global precedent, the environmental treaty named after the devastating mercury pollution tragedy in Minamata, Japan, has just announced its decision to release global...

Bamboo cups and tableware can release dangerous formaldehyde, says German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

Bamboo cups and tableware can release dangerous formaldehyde, says German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) announced the release of a position statement on the use of food contact materials made from melamine-formaldehyde resin...

Toxic TV Binge: Hazardous flame retardant chemicals uncovered in Best Buy, Amazon TVs

Toxic TV Binge: Hazardous flame retardant chemicals uncovered in Best Buy, Amazon TVs

A coalition of environmental health advocacy groups today released new research revealing hazardous and outdated flame retardant chemicals contained in streaming televisions from...

Civil Society condemns the EU’s conduct in undermining an otherwise effective worldwide ban of toxic chemical PFOA

Civil Society condemns the EU’s conduct in undermining an otherwise effective worldwide ban of toxic chemical PFOA

An international group of chemical and health NGOs have come together to express their deep regret and disapprovement of the EU delegation's behavior and actions at the COP9 of...

High Levels of Dioxins Found in Children’s Toys and Other Products Made of Recycled Plastics Found in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, the EU, India, Japan and Nigeria

High Levels of Dioxins Found in Children’s Toys and Other Products Made of Recycled Plastics Found in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, the EU, India, Japan and Nigeria

Alarming levels of some of the most toxic chemicals, including brominated dioxins and brominated flame retardants, were recycled plastics sold in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia,...

‘Toxic eggs’ in Switzerland testify to global contamination with poisonous substances

‘Toxic eggs’ in Switzerland testify to global contamination with poisonous substances

At the Stockholm Convention , Arnika is presenting the results of recent analyses of chicken eggs from 29 countries concerning the presence of dioxins and dioxin-like substances....