Toxics

Autopsies show microplastics in all major human organs

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2020

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E-waste levels surge 20% in 5 years, says UN

Published by rudy Date posted on July 5, 2020

by Agence France-Presse, 5 Jul 2020 Humans discarded more than 50 million tonnes of electronic waste last year, an increase of 20% in just five years, making tech refuse the world’s fastest growing waste problem, the United Nations said Thursday.

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Fitch: retroactive changes in PH water deals hurt investor sentiment

Published by rudy Date posted on December 23, 2019

By: Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Dec 2019 Retroactive changes in water concession deals exemplify high regulatory risk and deficiencies in due diligence and contracting process in the Philippines and may hurt investor confidence in the short-term, research firm Fitch Solutions said on Monday.

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A new study suggests tainted talcum powder can cause a rare cancer. Here’s how that could play out in the courtroom

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2019

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UN resolution on the human rights of workers exposed to toxics

Published by rudy Date posted on September 27, 2019

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Defusing Southeast Asia’s e-waste timebomb

Published by rudy Date posted on August 29, 2019

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Only 7% of the world’s plastic is recycled

Published by rudy Date posted on March 6, 2018

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Nail polish users exposed to chemical linked to paralysis, reproductive disorders, study finds

Published by rudy Date posted on December 26, 2017

Nail polish users exposed to chemical linked to paralysis, reproductive disorders, study finds Most women like to indulge in a nice, relaxing manicure every once in awhile, which doesn’t come as a surprise because, well, let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy a good neck massage coupled with freshly painted nails?

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The E.P.A’s top 10 toxic threats, and industry’s pushback

Published by rudy Date posted on October 21, 2017

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This soap causes breast cancer and everyone uses it daily

Published by rudy Date posted on June 14, 2017

http://www.pinoyhealthguide.com/2016/08/this-soap-causes-breast-cancer-and.html?m=1&utm_content=bufferc3d1d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer We all have used antibacterial soaps at one time or the other, some of us probably used it this morning and some will still use it this evening.

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Trash talk: Why you shouldn’t throw your gadgets in the garbage

Published by rudy Date posted on April 22, 2017

Filipinos produce tons of electronic waste that end up in dumps, posing health and environmental risks By: Kristine Angeli Sabillo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 22, 2017 Black smoke rises from a pile of burning metal wire, releasing a strong, sharp and chemical smell that makes one’s eyes water.

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Investigation into gas leak at Biliran geothermal plant continues

Published by rudy Date posted on June 22, 2014

Biliran Geothermal Inc. is investigating a gas leak that downed at least eight workers in its geothermal plant on Biliran Island last Thursday.

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ENR airs concern over lack of disposal facility for ODS waste

Published by rudy Date posted on May 17, 2014

WITH the carbon credit market down, the Philippine Ozone Desk of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’s Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) is faced with the challenge of disposing waste from ozone-depleting substances (ODS) across the country.

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Dentists, students exposed to high levels of mercury vapors, says study

Published by rudy Date posted on February 28, 2014

Dentists, students and patients are being exposed to high levels of hazardous mercury vapors in dental schools and supply stores around the country, according to an environmentalist watchdog.

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Public warned vs toxic ‘trumpo’

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – A consumer watchdog warned the public yesterday against buying trumpo or tops, saying that most of those available on the market contain lead and other poisonous substances.

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PH urged: Ban BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups

Published by rudy Date posted on January 20, 2014

MANILA – The group EcoWaste Coalition is urging the Philippine government to ban the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in producing baby feeding bottles, sippy cups and other food and beverage containers for kids under the age of three.

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Emerging nations overtake West in dumping electronic trash

Published by rudy Date posted on December 15, 2013

OSLO – China and other emerging economies have overtaken Western nations in dumping old electronic goods, from TVs to cellphones, and will lead a projected 33 percent surge in the amount of waste from 2012 to 2017, a UN-backed alliance said on Sunday.

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Treaty “insufficient” to reduce global mercury levels

Published by rudy Date posted on January 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 2013 (IPS) – Even as government negotiators from around the world prepare to gather next week for a final round of talks on a new international treaty limiting the use of mercury, scientists and activists are warning that the draft treaty is both too weak and too limited in scope to have…

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New UN environment studies show rising mercury threat to people in developing countries

Published by rudy Date posted on January 10, 2013

10 January 2013 – Communities in developing countries are facing increasing health and environmental risks linked to exposure to mercury, according to new studies by the United Nations environmental agency.

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Senate confirms Subic toxic waste dumping

Published by rudy Date posted on November 22, 2012

US Navy contractor broke law—Legarda A US Navy contractor violated Philippine environmental laws by dumping toxic waste into Subic Bay in October, Senate investigators found Wednesday.

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Sale of imported mercury-laced skin whitening producs continues — watchdog

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2012

The sale of imported mercury-laced skin whitening products in the domestic market continues notwithstanding efforts to have them removed for consumers’ health and safety, a toxics watchdog pointed out.

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Health-damaging chemicals found in toys being sold to public school children

Published by rudy Date posted on July 26, 2012

A toxics watchdog has revealed that toys containing health-damaging chemicals are being sold to public school children right at their doorstep.

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Watchdog warns of toxic silver cleaners

Published by rudy Date posted on July 3, 2012

Buyers are being warned of the toxic contents of silver jewelry, the Ecowaste Coalition said. Many are unaware that cyanide-laced cleaning solutions are openly sold in jewelry shops and malls in Makati City, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Manila, and Quezon City, according to Thony Dizon, coordinator of EcoWaste’s Project Protect.

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Ice plant ammonia pipe blast downs 90 Zamboanga residents

Published by rudy Date posted on March 2, 2012

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Dozens of people were rushed to hospital after an ammonia pipe explosion at an ice plant factory in the southern port city of Zamboanga, police said.

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Company under fire over toxic waste

Published by rudy Date posted on February 7, 2012

MALOLOS CITY—-The Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office has fined and ordered Glo Siphoning Septic Tank & Declogging Pipelines Services to explain why its license should not be revoked for alleged pollution.

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Busted fluorescent lamps’ dangers cited

Published by rudy Date posted on January 30, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — Environment-health advocates on Monday warned the public against improper disposal of busted fluorescent lamps as it releases toxic mercury into the environment that endangers the health of the people.

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Toxins detected on food containers in Metro Manila outlets

Published by rudy Date posted on December 20, 2011

The EcoWaste Coalition yesterday reported that it has detected sky-high levels of toxic elements on several beverage and food containers purchased from popular retail outlets in Metro Manila.

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Environment group lauds Senate bill on industries’ toxic chemicals’ use

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — Environmental group Greenpeace Sunday lauded the filing of Senate Bill 3087, authored by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, seeking to establish a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register in the country.

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DENR suspends medical wastes transport permits

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2011

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has suspended the transporter permits of Chevalier Enviro Services Inc. and the AEC Hauling Services for allegedly transporting and attempting to dump untreated medical wastes at a landfill in Capas, Tarlac in violation of Republic Act 6969 also known as the Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear…

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Health sounds alarm over hazardous wastes

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2011

HEALTH Secretary Enrique T. Ona on Sunday directed Center for Health Development – Metro Manila Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo to closely monitor the waste treatment and management of various hospitals in Metro Manila.

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