#Toxics

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...

Lead poisoning: Prague buildings filled with toxic heavy metals due to old-time furnishing

Lead poisoning: Prague buildings filled with toxic heavy metals due to old-time furnishing

People are commonly exposed to lead, cadmium, toxic mercury and other heavy metals in Czech capital. Lead concentration present in dust is much higher in office and authority...

The European Commission is questionably consulting the chemical exceptions

The European Commission is questionably consulting the chemical exceptions

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and the international network of IPEN NGOs blame the European Commission for overlooking an obvious conflict of interest. In order to...

IPEN CEE Regional Meeting Participants Visit Czech Chemical Factory

IPEN CEE Regional Meeting Participants Visit Czech Chemical Factory

How to deal with toxic pollution: That was the main theme of the IPEN Central and Eastern Europe Regional Meeting that took place in Prague in October, 2017. The three-day...

Czech representatives in Geneva discuss the protection against poisonous mercury

Czech representatives in Geneva discuss the protection against poisonous mercury

Until Friday, international convention on reducing mercury leaks caused by human activity takes place in Geneva. The representatives of states and intergovernmental and...

Toxic recycling continues, workers in developing countries and our children suffer

Toxic recycling continues, workers in developing countries and our children suffer

Wrecking tubes by hammers or melting printed circuit boards, cables and plastics on an open fire is one of the common practices for obtaining precious metals and other secondary...

Decrease in the number of sperm threatens the fertility of men from developed countries, problems are also toxic substances

Decrease in the number of sperm threatens the fertility of men from developed countries, problems are also toxic substances

A newly published study by scientists from leading universities scientists concluded that the number of sperm of men from Western countries declined significantly, with no signs...

International convention on mercury entered into force

International convention on mercury entered into force

Minamata Convention entered into force on Wednesday. It is the first legally binding international agreement regulating mercury pollution. It has been ratified by over seventy...