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Sanitary Pads can be a health hazard !

New Delhi: A new study titled “Wrapped in Secrecy: Toxic Chemicals in Menstrual Products,” released byenvironmental NGO Toxics Link today, has revealed the presence of toxic chemicals, including...

MICROFIBRES, THE THREADS OF PLASTIC POLLUTION

New Delhi: Synthetic clothing is a huge contributor to microfibre pollution, reports a new study titled “Dirty Laundry: Threads of Pollution – Microfibres” released today by an environmental gro...

Toxic Chemical “Nonylphenol” A Barrier to Safe Drinking Water

New Delhi, June 28, 2022:A new study by Toxics Link, released today, titled ‘Toxic Chemical “Nonylphenol”: A Barrier to Safe Drinking Water’ has raised concerns over high levels i.e., 29.1 to ...

Microplastics are not just polluting our oceans but also contaminating our soil

New Delhi: A first of its kind assessment titled “Plastic Mulching: Microplastics in Agricultural Soils,”released by environmental NGO Toxics Link today, has found a high abundance of microplast...

Toxicity at the end of light

New Delhi, 7, April, 2022: Mercury lamps continue to harm the environment and human health, claims a new study by New Delhi based environmental group, Toxics Link. The report titled The End of Light ...

presence of microbeads in cosmetic products in India

New Delhi, 24, March, 2022: A new study titled ‘Dirty Cleanser: Assessment of Microplastics in Cosmetics’, released by Delhi-based NGO Toxics Link, shows that shockingly large number of personal c...

Antibiotic Pollution in Rivers

New Delhi, February 24, 2022: A new Toxics Link study, released today, titled ‘Menace of Antibiotic Pollution in Indian Rivers’ has raised serious concerns over antibiotic residues found in river ...

Sale of illegal mercury-laced skin whitening creams in India

Delhi, November 11, 2021: Dangerously high levels of mercury, a heavy metal and neurotoxin, were found in imported skin whitening creams being sold in Indian markets as reported by Toxics Link in its ...

Clean drinking water: A pipe dream?

Panjim, August 11, 2021: The residents of Goa might be consuming plastics along with drinking water, reports a new study by Delhi-based advocacy group Toxics Link. The study titled 'Clean Drinking Wat...

Ganga waters polluted with plastics and microplastics, study finds

A new study titled, ‘Quantitative analysis of Microplastics along River Ganga’ released by Delhi-based NGO Toxics Link today finds that the river is heavily polluted with microplastics. The findin...

Don't dump that: An overview of Biomedical waste management in Gujarat

Government, private hospitals and clinics in Gujarat are flouting the biomedical waste rules and increasing the risk of infection for the common public, says a new study by Toxics Link, a Delhi-based ...

Menstrual waste creating plastic mounts!

New Delhi, June 3, 2021: 12.3 billion or 113,000 tonnes of used sanitary pads are dumped in landfills in India every year, adding to the already existing plastic pollution in the country, shares a new...

Mother’s beware! Your baby’s nappy is laden with toxic chemicals!

New Delhi, September 28, 2020: If you are a doting as well as a discerning parent with a baby or toddler this is for you! A new study titled, ‘What’s in the Diaper: Presence of Phthalates ...

Non-woven ‘cloth’ bags are nothing but plastic!

New Delhi, September 10, 2020: A new study titled 'Environmental illusion The non-woven bag' released by Delhi-based advocacy organisation Toxics Link today, busts the myth that non-woven bags...

Toxics Link study shows Lead containing paints available in Indian market a risk to children health- TamilNadu

In alignment with the global plan of action to eliminate Lead from paints, the Government of India notified the Regulation on Lead Contents in Household and Decorative Paint Rules in 2016 wh...

Toxics Link study shows Lead containing paints available in Indian market a risk to children health - Rajasthan

“Lead in paints is one of the common sources of Lead poisoning amongst children. Children are the most susceptible to lead poisoning as lead can cause irreversible damage to the nervous&nbs...

Toxics Link study shows Lead containing paints available in Indian market a risk to children health-MP

Lead (Pb) is a cumulative toxicant that poses serious risks to the environment besides human health and lead exposure has been identified by The World Health Organization as one of the top t...

Toxics Link study shows Lead containing paints available in Indian market a risk to children health-Goa

When Lead accumulates in the body it can damage almost all organ systems and young children and pregnant women are at highest risk. It is mostly ingested by toddlers by the commonplace pract...

Toxics Link study shows Lead containing paints available in Indian market a risk to children health- Delhi

June 18, 2020: A new study titled 'How safe is your paint?’ released by the environmental NGO Toxics Link raises concern on the availability of Lead containing paints across India ...

Goa film festival press release

Creating environmental awareness through films! February 20, 2020:A one-and-a-half-day eco film festival by environmental research and advocacy group Toxics Link with support from The Swedish Soc...

Consumers in favour of a ban on Single Use Plastic

New Delhi, Feb 19, 2020:A new study titled 'Single Use Plastic-The Last Straw' released by the environmental group Toxics Link in New Delhi today, reveals that consumers in India recognize the...

A call to phase out mercury use in dentistry by environmental group, Toxics Link

December 22nd 2019: Mercury, one of the most toxic metals known to mankind, needs to be phased out from dental amalgam fillings, was the unanimous voice in the roundtable meeting organised by Toxics L...

Toxic detergent polluting rivers all over!

Toxics Link released a report  ‘Dirty Trail: Detergent to Water Bodies’, that has raised serious concern over  alarming levels of the toxic chemical  “Nonylphenol...

Healthcare facilities violating bio-medical waste management in Delhi

New Delhi, 17th December, 2019: A new Toxics Link study titled ‘Spreading infections?’ finds government and private healthcare facilities are flouting the bio-medical waste management rule...

Amazon, Flipkart selling illegal mercury-laced skin lightening creams globally including in India

New Delhi, Dec 11, 2019: Skin lightening creams containing mercury – a heavy metal and dangerous neurotoxin – are still widely available for purchase globally including in India ...

Film Festival to focus on environmental issues held in Ranchi

Click Here to Read more :          For English :   Film Festival to focus on environmental issue held in Ranchi          For Hindi :  &...

Toxic paint can dampen your Diwali!

Toxic paint can dampen your Diwali!Non-compliance of Lead in paints regulations, says Toxics Link’s latest studyNew Delhi, October 23, 2019: In keeping with the International Lead Poisoning ...

E-waste Rules fail to curb illegal recycling

Informal e-waste units continue to operate in Delhi in violation of E-waste Management Rules:Read more at : E-waste Rules fail to curb illegal recycling...

Nonylphenol-Dirty Trail Detergent to Water Bodies

Toxics Link has released a new study titled “Dirty Trail: Detergent to Water Bodies” today to assess the presence of the chemical Nonylphenol in Indian water bodies and dete...

Our Car and inverter batteries are poisoning us and the environment!

90 pc of used LABs reach the informal sector communities, where they are recycled crudely, says a Toxics Link studyNew Delhi, August 20, 2019Workers handling Lead recovered from scrap batteriesDo you ...

Bottles Can Be Toxic - Part II

Better safe than sorry!Toxic Chemical BPA leaching into baby foods from baby feeding bottles and sippy cups, says a Toxics Link studyNew Delhi, April 30 2019: In spite of the prohibition on the use of...

Failed or ignored?

Hospitals flouting bio medical waste management rules in JharkhandOnly 10 per cent of the Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in surveyed areas were found to be segregating BMW properly and 59% of generated...

Millions of toxic batteries buried!

Millions of toxic batteries buried!End-of-life small batteries from our households are traced in a recent study by Toxics LinkNew Delhi, March 13 2019:Have you ever thought about the fate of those num...

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 LinkNew Delhi, February 21, 2019: ...

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 regu...

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...

Lead in paint

                                    Give your child the gift of health in this Diwali, “Say no to Lead P...

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 New Delhi, April 30, 2018: Next t...

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 e...

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:...

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...

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 Mer...

Quotes from the Earth enters its seventh biennial edition: A film festival on the environment

New Delhi,02 December 2016:  Toxics Link and India International Centre today opened Quotes from the Earth: 2016, a two-day environmental film festival on December 2 and December 3, 2016 at India...

New govt. notification promises to protect children’s health and requires the Indian paint industry to be more responsible

New Delhi, 4 November, 2016: Toxics Link welcomes the new mandatory Regulation of Lead Contents in Household and Decorative Paints Rules, 2016 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Clim...

This Diwali, paint your house with lead-free paint

New Delhi, 12 October, 2016 : As India gets festival-ready with people going for a fresh coat of paint on their walls, Toxics Link, an environmental NGO, advises families to opt for safer alternatives...

Lighting companies’ opposition to the EPR principle of E-waste Rules 2016 exposes double standards

New Delhi,16 September 2016 : Many international lighting companies like Philips, Osram, General Electric, etc, have refused to accept any responsibility for the management of mercury-bearin...

Most Indians do not know what is e-waste, finds a Toxics Link report

New Delhi, 06 September, 2016: “Don’t know what is e-waste”, says every second person, according to a Toxics Link report ‘What India Knows About E-waste’ released today. ...

Time to think about Toiletries – Safe or Toxic?

New Delhi, 03 August 2016 : Triclosan, a chemical having endocrine properties  has been in use in various products including personal care, health care, sports items and household items. The vari...

Is your plastic safe? - Toxics Link latest study

New Delhi, 21 July 2016 : A recent study by Toxics Link, a not-for-profit environmental organization, reveals that plastic laden with certain harmful flame retardants might be contaminating the e...

Your Baby Sippy cups are not safe!Says Toxics Link latest study

New Delhi, 09 May 2016 : Unknowingly you could be exposing your babies to some of the most toxic chemicals that are  part of our everyday life and  the exposure to chemicals is progressively...

Lead Exposure Costs India US $ 236 billion Annually

New Delhi , 30 May 2016 : A new interactive map shows that lead exposure costs India US$ 236 billion annually.  Economic  Costs  of  Childhood  Lead  Exposure  ...

India Rivers Day 2015

Source : South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP), New Delhi, 28 November 2015The India Rivers Day Function brought together several individuals and organisations who have been working o...

Producers evade their e-waste responsibilities!

New Delhi, 17 November 2015: Many leading electronic and electrical brands continue to shirk their responsibility under e-waste Rules in India, points out the latest Toxics Link study ‘Time to R...

Two years on, lead levels in paints still dangerously high

 New Delhi ,4 June 2015: Is your child having learning or attention issues? May be those colorful paints on the walls are to be blamed. Two years on, household paints in India still contain alarm...

Policy Brief to help clean urban India!

New Delhi 5 May 2015 : Amidst the ongoing government’s waste management initiatives as part of its commitment to achieve Swachh Bharat, Toxics Link along with University of Sussex based STEPS ce...

Gross mismanagement of mercury bearing CFL waste!

New Delhi, 24 March 2015,: Massive amount of CFL waste get accumulated in and around cities and are mismanaged thus emitting large amount of poisonous mercury, states the latest report of Toxics Link ...

Civil Society Organizations sign “Dhaka Declaration,” A call for Asia to end of dental amalgam

New Delhi, 12 January 2015, India : More than 137 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), individuals and professionals from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Thailand have signed a declar...

Dangerous Levels of Lead Found in Household Paints in India Threaten the Health of Present and Future Generations of Our Children

Press release by IPEN & Toxics LinkNew Delhi, 30 December 2014 : A new, international report which analyzed lead concentrations in new household paints available for purchase in India finds that d...

Plastic ban - Who cares! Finds out Toxics Link latest study

 New Delhi, 23 December 2014,: It‘s really shocking that in spite of plastic being banned in many states/UTs, including Delhi,  it’s rampantly used by local shopkeepers, fruit se...

Toxics Link study on “Toxicity Load of Yamuna River in Delhi”

New Delhi, 12 December 2014 : Toxics Link released a research based report “Toxicity Load of Yamuna River in Delhi” that examines toxics load (such as pH, turbidity, solids, and heavy meta...

Clean India: Inspiring change through Films

Toxics Link & IIC present Environmental Film Festival “Quotes from the Earth” New Delhi, 01 December 2014 : ‘Quotes from the Earth’, an Environmental film festival by Toxic...

Beware-your baby feeding bottle may contain toxic chemical! says Toxics Link latest study

New Delhi 31 October 2014 : Currently, a range of chemicals are used in manufacturing plastic products that interfere with our body’s hormonal production, release, transportation, binding, and o...

Press Release: Toxics Link releases a policy report-Mercury Free India as India gears to be Mercury Free

New Delhi, 16 September, 2014: In the wake of excitement on Indian government’s decision to become mercury free; Toxics Link released a well researched & grounded policy report “Mercur...

Delhi’s ticking pollution bomb - Toxics Link’s Environmental Hotspots Mapping Report

New Delhi,12 August 2014: Polluting industrial sites dot the entire city and are probably putting Delhites at a huge health risk , points out the latest Toxics Link study “On the Edge” rel...

Severe impacts of E-waste on our surroundings – Finds Toxics Link’s latest study!

New Delhi,28 July 2014,: Our neighborhoods are at great risk of being permanently damaged by toxins from e-waste, points out the latest Toxics Link study released today. The report “Impact of E-...

Kolkata faces growing e-waste menace

Kolkata, 27 June 2014: In a day long workshop on „E-waste management‟ organized in the city, experts discussed the environmental concerns emerging from the growing volumes of E-waste and the i...

Top companies perform dismally on e-waste management!

New Delhi, 24 June 2014 : Reputed electronic and electrical equipment companies in India show utter disrespect for the law, points out the latest study “Time to Reboot”, by Toxics Link. Th...

Toxics Link organizes stakeholder’s meet to push mandatory standards for lead in paints

New Delhi, 4 June 2014, Toxics Link organized a half-day stakeholder’s meet to push for mandatory standards of lead contents in paints today at India International Center, New Delhi. The meeting...

Callous approach makes India a dumping ground for hazardous picture tubes

New Delhi, 13 May 2014 : Massive CRT imports coupled with lack of proper recycling policies and inadequate implementation processes have made India its dumping ground, points out the Toxics Link&rsquo...

A green spin to the pujas

Kolkata,  29 October 2013 : Durga Puja, this year had much more to offer than the captivating, aesthetic decorations, artistic idols and elaborate themes. The religious carnival was a spectator t...

Electronic waste: pathways for North eastern states

Guwahati, 6 September 2013 : Six Pollution Control Boards in North East India come together for the first time to discuss and chart out a future roadmap for sound management of electronic waste in the...

Dangerous lead levels in paints

New Delhi, 19 November 2013 :  Most paint companies in India sell household paint that contains unsafe levels of lead according to a new study by Toxics Link titled, “Lead in India’s ...

Choose your paint carefully! "It may contain LEAD"

New Delhi,  25 October 2013 : Think twice before you pick up that can of paint this Diwali! According to the leading doctors and researchers, increasing cases of ADHD, violent behaviour and lower...

Book launch “Yamuna Manifesto”

New Delhi, 12 November 2013 : Max Muller Bhavan is organizing the launch of the bilingual book (Hindi and English) titled, “Yamuna Manifesto” edited by Mr. Ravi Agarwal & Till Krause. ...

Global-Mercury-Treaty ,Toxics Link

New Delhi, 11 October 2013 : End of the Toxic Mercury Era, Historic UNEP Environmental Treaty to phase out mercury from the world.It was in 1950s, that more than 2000 Japanese died or were permanently...

E-waste: State agencies falter

New Delhi, 19 July 2013 : A study by Toxics Link released today reveals that most State Pollution Control Boards have failed miserably in effective implementation of E-waste Rules in the country.These...

Kerala hospitals begin mercury phase out

Thiruvananthapuram,  27 June 2013 : Four hospitals in Kerala have joined the toxics free bandwagon of hospitals to go mercury free. Jubilee Memorial Hospital in Trivandrum, Samad IVF Hospital in ...

Bihar: Time to wake up

Patna, 18 September 2012 : Bihar is soon going to face a huge environmental challenge, with increasing e-waste generation in the state and lack of any initiatives to manage it. Patna, capital of Bihar...

E-waste Rules not going to change ground situation

New Delhi, 30 Apr ,2012 : Electronic-waste (E-waste) is a critical issue India is facing today, with rapid technological advancement and growing obsolescence rate of electronics and electrical goods. ...

E-Waste Management in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, 15th December, 2011 : Gurgaon, in last decade or so, has emerged as a major business center, being part of the National Capital Region. Many corporates, business houses, including BPOs, Banks...

Toxics in That Glow” Indian CFL industry puts consumers at risk with very high levels of Mercury

New Delhi, September 29, 2011: CFL bulbs have made inroads into the Indian lightning market on a huge scale. The fact that they are energy saving and have the potential of reducing approximately 40% e...

Old Trees destroyed by Power Company

New Delhi 4th March, 2011: Transco the power company is laying power cables along Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Central Delhi. This is a tree-lined avenue with trees dating back from 1920 and before. It is on...

Quotes From The Earth: The Environment Film Festival For Ecological Citizenship

New Delhi 4 Dec ,2010 : Toxics Link and the India International Centre presents Quotes from the Earth: The International Environment Film Festival on the 4th and 5th of December 2010, at India Interna...

The Draft E waste rules Needs more teeth??

New Delhi, 11 Aug , 2010: The country today generates over 400,000 metric tones of E waste and the volume continues to grow exponentially throwing up serious challenges in managing such waste. After m...

lead in Children`s Jewellery

New Delhi, 2 July 2010 : Children`s jewellery is in vogue these days. In keeping with the tendency with children to suck or chew these trinkets, what if you come to know that these embellishments cont...

SAGE Publications, Oxford Bookstore New Delhi and Toxics Link presents Our Toxic World: A guide to hazardous substances in our everyday lives

New Delhi, 24 Apr ,2010 : SAGE Publications in association with Oxford Bookstore, New Delhi and Toxics Link today launched the book Our Toxic World: A guide to hazardous substances in our everyday liv...

School eliminates E waste

New Delhi, 27 Jan , 2010 :Do you know that India alone generates more than 4 lakh tones of electronic waste, which is highly toxic in nature and requires appropriate technology and process for its sou...

State seeks support from Toxics link for Biomedical Waste Management in

Dehradun, 26 Nov ,2009 : One third of the healthcare facilities in Uttarakhand are not registered. They are also running out of compliance with regard to biomedical waste management and handling rules...

UNEP and WHO to lead initiative to remove lead from paints globally – Toxics Link proposal adopted by highest UN chemical safety global forum.

New Delhi, 27May , 2009 :25 May 2009, New Delhi: In the recently concluded Second Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2) held 11-15 May 2009 endorsed a global partner...

INDIA JOINS WORLD TO EFFECT GLOBAL ACTION ON MERCURY

New Delhi, 23 Feb, 2009 More than 140 countries decided to pursue a global treaty on mercury at the 25th UNEP Governing Council meeting. Defying expectations, world environmental ministers agreed last...

Silver Poison in Fish Platter

New Delhi, 06 Feb, 2009 : Toxics Link in association with DISHA released a study report on levels of Mercury found in fish collected from Kolkata and other locations in West Bengal.This report compile...

Towards Green Clean Computers

New Delhi, 13 Jan, 2009 : It is not enough to plant trees to minimise environmental degradation. It is also important to produce and manufacture products, which are environmentally safe. The buzzword ...

Overwhelming majority of countries support a new free-standing global legally binding instrument on mercury.

Nairobi, 10 Oct, 2008 :Public interest advocates welcomed the results of a global meeting convened to take decisions on the threats posed by mercury to human health and the environment. On 6-10 Octobe...

Mercury Present In Parad Shivlings, Says Environment Group; Questions Minister`s Denial In Parliament

New Delhi, 02 Aug ,2006 : Responding to a question in Indian Parliament on July 28, 2006, the State Minister for Environment and Forests, Namo Narain Meena, has stated that there is no conclusive evid...

NGOs South Asia Capacity Building Workshop on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

New Delhi November 17-19, 2005 : POPs is a class of chemicals, which have been in widespread use and are extremely harmful to human health and the environment. They enter our bodies through the food c...

BEA reveals 23,000 tonnes of e-waste illegally exported to developing nations

New Delhi, 17 Dec, 2004 ,Illegal e-waste exports are flowing by the tonnes to developing Asian countries like India, Pakistan and China from UK Exporters mislabelling containers to flout international...

Indian Chemical Industry Seeks Right to Poison

New Delhi 21 July 2003 :Unmindful of the birth defects among human beings and animals, the Indian chemical industry’s appeal to Indian government to refrain from ratifying the Stockholm Persistent O...

Delhiites Rally in Support of Bhopal Gas Survivors

NEW DELHI, 10 JULY, 2002 : More than 250 people joined in a march from Mandi House to Parliament Street to support the indefinite protest staged by the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster and their s...

Hindustan Lever Admits to Dumping of Mercury- containing Wastes

Delhi, 22 March, 2001: Hindustan Lever, which had earlier denied charges leveled by citizen groups in Kodaikanal against its thermometer factory of illegal mercury waste dumping, has admitted that the...

Environmentalists Hail Recall of Toxic USA Mercury Shipment to India -- US Congress to Consider a Ban

29 January 2001, New Delhi: An international coalition of environmental and labour organisations declared a first victory in their effort to prevent a 118 tonnes stockpile from the defunct HoltraChem ...

Environmentalists criticize state government’s approval to set up waste-to-energy plant in Delhi

New Delhi, 30 November 2001: Delhi based environmental groups today criticised the Delhi government's "approval in principle" to set up a 1000 tonnes per day waste-to-energy plant in Del...

Pesticides: Saviours or Killers?

New Delhi, January 2001, In the last four decades, there has been increasing global concern on the toxicological consequences of chemical pesticides. A major concern has been the prevalence of pestici...

A Green Spin to the Pujas

Kolkata 29th October 2013: Durga Puja, this year had much more to offer than the captivating, aesthetic decorations, artistic idols and elaborate themes. The religious carnival was a spectator to an e...

Choose your Paint carefully! "It may contain LEAD"

New Delhi, 25th Oct. 2013; Think twice before you pick up that can of paint this Diwali! According to the leading doctors and researchers, increasing cases of ADHD, violent behaviour and lowering IQs ...

Press Release : Electronic Waste: Pathways for North Eastern States

Guwahati, Assam, 6th September 2013:Six Pollution Control Boards in North East India come together for the first time to discuss and chart out a future roadmap for sound management of electronic waste...

E-Waste: State Agencies Falter

New Delhi, July 9th 2013: A study by Toxics Link released today reveals that most State Pollution Control Boards have failed miserably in effective implementation of E-waste Rules in the country.These...

New Study reveals Recycled Plastic Products are Contaminated with Deadly Chemicals

Modern plastic products are an integral part of our daily life. In India approximately 8 million tones of plastic products are used every year (2008). However they contain many toxics chemicals.T...

E-Waste Management in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, 15th December, 2011, Gurgaon, in last decade or so, has emerged as a major business center, being part of the National Capital Region. Many corporates, business houses, including BPOs, Banks,...

Toxics in That Glow

Indian CFL industry puts consumers at risk with very high levels of MercuryCFL bulbs have made inroads into the Indian lightning market on a huge scale. The fact that they are energy saving and have t...

Lead in paints – not here, not anywhere!

Indian companies continue production and marketing of toxic paints in neighboring countriesDated: 29th June, 2011, New Delhi.Do Indian paint companies continue to produce and market their toxics...

Toxics Link advocacy for Zero Mercury World - UN Global Mercury Treaty, Geneva, Switzerland

11th January, 2012, New Delhi, The Fifth session of Intergovernmental Negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury is going to be held by United Nations Environment ...

Bihar: Time to wake up

Patna, 18 September 2012: Bihar is soon going to face a huge environmental challenge, with increasing e-waste generation in the state and lack of any initiatives to manage it. Patna, capital of Bihar,...

E-waste Rules not going to change ground situation

Electronic-waste (E-waste) is a critical issue India is facing today, with rapid technological advancement and growing obsolescence rate of electronics and electrical goods. The country is saddled wit...

Killer Mercury in Our Mouth

4th June, 2012. New Delhi.Children are Victims of Mercury Dental Filling Experiment Funded by U.S. Government says DAMS, Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions (DAMS) , a U.S.-based consumer organization, h...

School eliminates E waste

Do you know that India alone generates more than 4 lakh tones of electronic waste, which is highly toxic in nature and requires appropriate technology and process for its sound management? If not, the...

Book Release - Half Life: Radioactive Waste In India

The key question of waste when considering civilian nuclear energy is unanswered and undebated in India.3rd December 2009, New Delhi: Nuclear Energy generation is slated to rise in the coming decades ...

State seeks support from Toxics link for Biomedical Waste Management in Uttarakhand

One third of the healthcare facilities in Uttarakhand are not registered. They are also running out of compliance with regard to biomedical waste management and handling rules, 1998. Responding to the...

Book Release - Half Life: Radioactive Waste In India

The key question of waste when considering civilian nuclear energy is unanswered and undebated in India.3rd December 2009, New Delhi: Nuclear Energy generation is slated to rise in the coming decades ...

School eliminates E waste

Do you know that India alone generates more than 4 lakh tones of electronic waste, which is highly toxic in nature and requires appropriate technology and process for its sound management? If not, the...

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