#Toxics

Enormous Levels of Lead in Mugs for Children Are Not an Exception

Enormous Levels of Lead in Mugs for Children Are Not an Exception

The Arnika Association examined hundreds of pieces of printed china dishes, within the framework of its campaign Let's Eat Toxics Free. A vast majority of them, including goods...

Fish and Sediments from Elbe and Odra Contain High Concentrations of Toxic Substances, Confirms Arnika

Fish and Sediments from Elbe and Odra Contain High Concentrations of Toxic Substances, Confirms Arnika

Experts of the Arnika Association took samples of fish and sediments in river basins of two different rivers, and found alarming concentrations of toxic substances in the both of...

Majority of Polluters Released Less Carcinogenic Substances, but Spolana, on the Contrary, Released More of Them

Majority of Polluters Released Less Carcinogenic Substances, but Spolana, on the Contrary, Released More of Them

Good news for inhabitants of the Czech Republic is that the amounts of carcinogens, reprotoxins, and mutagens (1) reported by the polluters into the Integrated Pollution Register...

EU promotes recycling toxic chemicals into new products which will ultimately be dumped as waste into developing countries

EU promotes recycling toxic chemicals into new products which will ultimately be dumped as waste into developing countries

The EU has pushed dangerous cleanup standards for three toxic flame retardant chemicals widely used in building insulation, upholstery and electronics (HBCD, PentaBDE, and...

Toxic pollution in Kazakhstan:  EU-funded project suggests solutions for seriously contaminated sites in order to reduce hazards for human health

Toxic pollution in Kazakhstan: EU-funded project suggests solutions for seriously contaminated sites in order to reduce hazards for human health

On 30 April 2015, experts from Kazakhstani non-governmental organizations EcoMuseum and CINEST, and their partners from Arnika and Chemistry and Technology University Prague, the...

Loom Band Charms and Scoubidou Strings Bought in Czech Republic Contain Phthalates and Heavy Metals (updated)

Loom Band Charms and Scoubidou Strings Bought in Czech Republic Contain Phthalates and Heavy Metals (updated)

Phthalates (1) and heavy metals, in particular lead (2), have been found in loom band charms, and in scoubidou strings Wiky. Arnika commissioned detailed analyses for phthalates...

EU-Funded Study Finds High Lead Levels in Paints in Seven Asian Countries: Children Ages 0-6 Risk Permanent and Lifelong Damage

EU-Funded Study Finds High Lead Levels in Paints in Seven Asian Countries: Children Ages 0-6 Risk Permanent and Lifelong Damage

The majority of household paints analyzed in seven Asian countries contain unsafe levels of lead; would not meet regulatory standards established in most highly industrialized...

Toxic pollution of Bosnia will be solved with the help of Czech experts

Toxic pollution of Bosnia will be solved with the help of Czech experts

The list of countries, where Arnika organization helps, increased by another item. Bosnia and Herzegovina. was most recently added. It is another country of former Eastern Block...

Czechs help in central Bosnia: local peoples´ health threatened by outdated industry and reckless corporations

Czechs help in central Bosnia: local peoples´ health threatened by outdated industry and reckless corporations

Two distant cities share the same story: the transnational corporation Mittal Steel bought the local steel plant, increased production but "forgot" to invest into environment...

Toxics Free Kazakhstan Expedition 2013: Samples Travel to Laboratories for Toxic Substance Analysis

Toxics Free Kazakhstan Expedition 2013: Samples Travel to Laboratories for Toxic Substance Analysis

Fourteen people took about a hundred samples of soil, water, and food weighing in total 50 kilograms, travelled approximately two and half thousand kilometres in a post-Soviet...

High concentration of mercury in the hair of people living nearby small-scale gold mines in Indonesia

High concentration of mercury in the hair of people living nearby small-scale gold mines in Indonesia

People living close to small-scale gold mines in Indonesia have their bodies heavily burdened with the mercury, as confirmed the levels of mercury in the human hair samples in...

Czech bream wins – at least in the concentration of mercury in blood. And it lives in the Elbe under Spolana

Czech bream wins – at least in the concentration of mercury in blood. And it lives in the Elbe under Spolana

MĚLNÍK – In two of eight samples of carp bream the maximum permitted concentration of mercury in fish in the European Union was exceeded. One of them even takes first place in...