#Toxics

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...

German scientist warns against dangerous product for wood and coal boilers

German scientist warns against dangerous product for wood and coal boilers

Roland Weber (POPs Environmental Consulting, Germany) warns against using the ash from biomass combustion as a fertilizer for agricultural and forest lands. It is, of course, the...

No HazMat for the Holidays: Children’s Toys and Hair Accessories on the EU Market Contain Toxic Chemicals

No HazMat for the Holidays: Children’s Toys and Hair Accessories on the EU Market Contain Toxic Chemicals

Dangerous levels of toxic industrial chemicals have been found in children’s toys and hair accessories sold in the EU. The Stockholm Convention , a global, legally-binding...

Horror gifts: will children find toxic toys under the tree and ladies poisonous combs?

Horror gifts: will children find toxic toys under the tree and ladies poisonous combs?

In children's toys and hairdressing aids for women made from recycled plastic, the analysis by Arnika revealed dangerous substances. Experts on toxic substances in these products...

Two New Studies Revealed POPs Pollution across Thailand

Two New Studies Revealed POPs Pollution across Thailand

Investigations proved toxic contamination in pollution hotspots in Thailand. It is caused, in particular, by dioxins and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs). High...

Cement plants as a source of toxic substances

Cement plants as a source of toxic substances

The university researcher Nuria Ortuño (University of Alicante, Spain) focuses on the study of cement plant emissions, which co-incinerate waste or alternative waste fuels. Among...