#Toxics

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...

We’re helping Armenia again - this time from dangerous mining

We’re helping Armenia again - this time from dangerous mining

In cooperation with the Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment and Ecolur informational site, Arnika strives for the right of local people to effectively influence a...

Every 5th toy on European market contains dangerous phthalates

Every 5th toy on European market contains dangerous phthalates

Results of the checks conducted by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) shows disturbing findings. The inspectors discovered hundreds of products with high amount of dangerous...

„Let's stop the giant waste incinerator,“ people from the Mělník region appeal

„Let's stop the giant waste incinerator,“ people from the Mělník region appeal

The petition „Stop the Mělník Incinerator“ requires shutting down the project of the biggest incinerator in the Czech Republic. According to the locals, the planned incinerator...

Dioxin disgrace directed by the electricity and heat selling conglomerate ČEZ Group

Dioxin disgrace directed by the electricity and heat selling conglomerate ČEZ Group

In the documents for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of an incinerator, the ČEZ Group says that the total emissions of toxic dioxins into the air are 25-times higher than...

Toys made of recycled plastics may contain toxic chemicals that can damage children's nervous system

Toys made of recycled plastics may contain toxic chemicals that can damage children's nervous system

Recycled plastics contain hazardous substances that may damage nervous system, immunity and male fertility. They are used in building materials, carpets, dishes, hairdressing...

Will there finally be mandatory labeling of chemical composition for all products?

Will there finally be mandatory labeling of chemical composition for all products?

Knowledge of the composition of the product is key for consumers deciding whether to buy the product or not. However, the information is important even after the products are not...

Brominated flame retardants contaminate plastic spatulas, spoons and others kitchen utensils

Brominated flame retardants contaminate plastic spatulas, spoons and others kitchen utensils

Are you getting ready for a snack for the New Year's Eve? In that case, you should beware of kitchenware made of black plastics. Brominated flame retardants (BFR) currently...