Toxics

Alert on lethal metal kids’ jewelry

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2010

Hear ye, all parents! Do your kids wear jewelry? Do you know what kind of jewelry they’re wearing? Now, read this: According to Health Canada, so reports CBC News, cheap children’s jewelry made in China has been found to contain cadmium, a heavy metal that is more toxic than lead.

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Styrofoam can cause cancer — solon

Published by rudy Date posted on December 13, 2009

Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino is seeking a ban o the use of food containers made of styrofoam in public and private school canteens, saying styrofoam packaging produces dioxins that cause a wide range of illnesses, including male and female reproductive problems, diabetes and hormonal disorders.

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When stink in shoes can be poisonous

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2009

A LOCAL waste and pollution watchdog on Thursday warned consumers that ordinary leather shoes they buy may be tainted with harmful substances that can adversely affect their health, as well as the environment.

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Two locally branded shoes found toxic

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2009

TWO samples of branded leather shoes in the Philippines that were tested in laboratories in Sweden contain harmful toxicants, an international nongovernment organization revealed Thursday.

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Shoppers urged: Shun toxic gifts

Published by rudy Date posted on November 23, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – It’s the season to be jolly. But it’s always better to be safe than sorry. This was the warning of an environment group at the forefront of a campaign against hazardous chemicals as it cautioned the public against “indiscriminate shopping” for holiday gifts.

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Doing away with mercury

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2009

When I was a kid I had this toy, a maze enclosed in hard transparent plastic, which you had to tilt up or down or sidewards so that a droplet of liquid could find its way through the broken lines and corners. I remember being fascinated with the beautiful silvery-white bead as it moved to…

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Govt urged to probe toxic fumes in Cavite

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2009

A LOCAL environmental health group in Cavite on Tuesday has called on government to conduct an impartial and all-inclusive investigation of the toxic incidents that so far have affected 58 residents, including children, in Barangay Maguyam in Silang, Cavite.

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Groups call for probe on Cavite ‘toxic incidents’

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Environment and health activists called on authorities to conduct an open and exhaustive investigation into “toxic incidents” in Silang, Cavite, where almost 60 people, including children, fell ill.

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Toxic fumes down 28 in Cavite

Published by rudy Date posted on October 25, 2009

CAVITE , Philippines  – Twenty-eight persons were hospitalized after they allegedly get ill due to chemical fumes emitted by a treatment plant in Silang, Cavite yesterday morning.

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31 hospitalized due to Cavite plant wastes

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2009

SAN PEDRO, Laguna, Philippines—At least 31 residents of the village of Maguyam, in Silang, Cavite, were rushed to a hospital early Thursday after vomiting and showing signs of suffocation, the town’s police chief said.

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Plastic in shoe bad for your health

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2009

This is shoe disturbing: An investigation on toxins in flip-flops, sandals, clogs, and other plastic shoes in seven countries, including the Philippines, has unearthed scary concentrations of harmful chemicals that are injurious to human health and the environment.

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Some RP sandals ‘toxic’

Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2009

A study conducted by an environmental organization in Sweden revealed that some branded flip-flops, sandals, clogs and other plastic shoes manufactured or sold in seven countries, including the Philippines, have high concentrations of phthalates and heavy metals that are highly toxic.

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Something is being done about healthcare waste

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2009

This in in reference to Mr. Emil Jurado’s article that appeared on July 30 and which asked Environment Secretary Lito Atienza and this bureau what we are doing about health care or hospital wastes.

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Phase out PCBs by 2014 urged

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2009

MANILA, Philippines–Environmentalists called on the government to fast track the phaseout of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in large transformers and voltage regulators in the power sector.

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Parents warned against buying toxic school items

Published by rudy Date posted on May 18, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Parents were warned yesterday against buying school items containing toxic chemicals.

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9 dangerous chemicals added to global banned list

Published by rudy Date posted on May 10, 2009

GENEVA (AFP/Reuters) — Nine chemicals, including headlice treatment lindane, have been added to a list of poisonous substances that are to be eliminated under the Stockholm Convention, the UN Environment Programme said yesterday.

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DENR urged to support ban on ‘nasty’ chemicals

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Environmental groups yesterday called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to actively support global action to ban nine more “extremely nasty” chemicals that pose significant risk to human and ecological health, as they pushed for the expansion of the original 12 Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Convention.

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Reexport of toxic waste materials to port of origin raises question; probe sought

Published by rudy Date posted on April 22, 2009

Why the shipment of 15 40-footer container vans of toxic waste materials was allowed to be “reexported” to its port of origin in violations of existing laws has puzzled local and international environmentalists who demanded yesterday an immediate investigation.

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