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E-Waste(d) accountability!

E-Waste(d) accountability!

A disoriented take-back and collection system by producers is the real reason behind unmanaged e-waste mount, says a recent study by Toxics Link

Paints with high lead content still being sold in the country, says a Toxics Link study

Kolkata, 8 February, 2019: Lead in paint is a global issue and considering the quantum of health impacts, many countries have phased out lead from their paints. Even though in India Lead in Paint regulations were notified back in 2016 and came into force in November 2017, the country has a long way to go in order to reach the desired compliance levels. Although the leading brands had shifted, the Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) are still a matter of concern for the country.

Quotes from The Earth Flim Festival

December6,2018: ‘Quotes from the Earth’, a three-day Environmental film festival by Toxics Link and India International Centre with support from The Swedish Society For Nature Conservation kicked off in New Delhi today. Former Union Minister and currently a member of Rajya Sabha from Karnataka Jairam Ramesh inaugurated the festival. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony he said, “We cannot deforest our way to prosperity.

Lead in paint

                                    Give your child the gift of health in this Diwali, “Say no to Lead Paints” 
New Delhi, 25 October, 2018: Coinciding with the festive season in India, Governments, paint industries and environmentalists across the globe are also getting together this week (October 21-27,2018) for the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action calling for protection for

Microplastic

Your facewash might be cleaning your face but polluting the environment!

Cosmetics sold in Indian market contain microplastics, says a recent study by Toxics Link

 

MERCURY-FREE DENTISTRY

15  February  2018, Delhi: Recognizing  the importance of the issue of Minamata treaty ratification by India,Toxics Link, an environmental research and advocacy organization engaged in disseminating information and helping strengthen campaigns against toxic pollution, has  started a campaign- “Mercury Free Dentistry” in India and has been working with different stakeholders in the field of dentistry which includes the Dental Council of India, Indian Dental Association members, Dental colleges, manufacturers and dealers of dental amalgam across the country, Ministry of Healt

Did you get your clothes dry cleaned this season??

New Delhi: January 18, 2017: Your dry cleaned clothes may be unsuspectingly exposing you to PERC, a toxic chemical, known to have high probability of being carcinogen, reveals “Cleaning Clothes: but what about environment and health” , a report released by Toxics Link today. In the first of its kind of study in India done by this environmental group, garments were tested for PERC after dry cleaning and 75% of them were found to contain the harmful chemical residue.

Beware of Toxic Receipts

New Delhi:January, 2018: Next time think twice to hold paper receipts from any transaction or sale as there might be a chance that you could be exposing yourself to the toxic chemical “Bisphenol-A” found in exceedingly high quantities in thermal paper that are commonly used for cash register transactions or sale receipts reveals a new study “Toxic Impressions: BPA in thermal paper” by Toxics Link, a not-for-profit organization. Thermal paper are widely used to print the sale receipts in various sectors like grocery stores, gas stations and bank ATMs to ensure fast and accurate services.

Historic Minamata Convention on Mercury Comes into Force from 16 August 2017

New Delhi:On 16 August 2017, the  Minamata convention comes into force, which is a historic moment for the entire world as this treaty is first of its kind to address the adverse impacts from Mercury. This heavy  metal mercury is recognized as one of the most toxic metals known to humans and is a global pollutant necessitating concerted global action.  Minamata Convention is a global treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.

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