#Toxics

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A coalition of environmental health advocacy groups today released new research revealing hazardous and outdated flame retardant chemicals contained in streaming televisions from...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

NGOs react to European Commission letter that tries to justify toxic chemicals in children’s toys and other products made of recycled plastics

NGOs react to European Commission letter that tries to justify toxic chemicals in children’s toys and other products made of recycled plastics

Seven health and environmental groups including Arnika, IPEN and the global NGOs network have been appealed to the European Commissioner Karmen Vella. Signatories call to adopt...

UNSAFE: New EU rules allow toxic chemicals in children’s toys and other products made of recycled plastics

UNSAFE: New EU rules allow toxic chemicals in children’s toys and other products made of recycled plastics

European Parliament and Council Decision on the Reform of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Under the agreement, high levels of hazardous brominated flame retardants that are...

Dioxins Found in Plastic Toys – Stricter Limits Are Required to Stop Toxic Chemicals from Reappearing in Consumer Products Made from Recycled Plastic

Dioxins Found in Plastic Toys – Stricter Limits Are Required to Stop Toxic Chemicals from Reappearing in Consumer Products Made from Recycled Plastic

A new study, “Toxic Soup: Dioxins in Plastic Toys” , released today, shows alarming levels of very toxic brominated dioxins in eight toys and one hair clip made of recycled...

European study exposing toxic e-waste chemicals in children’s products spurs calls for policy to end recycling exemptions for hazardous waste

European study exposing toxic e-waste chemicals in children’s products spurs calls for policy to end recycling exemptions for hazardous waste

Environmental health researchers released alarming evidence [1] today that toxic brominated flame retardants, hazardous chemicals from electronic waste that are known to disrupt...

For healthier living in Thailand. Victims of industrial pollution defend their rights

For healthier living in Thailand. Victims of industrial pollution defend their rights

The "Citizen Science Project" successfully enhanced the public participation for environmental and health protection in Thailand. Gold mining, contaminated water, and inadequate...