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Chemicals in Products

Toxics Link has been specifically researching and working to highlight the adverse impact of chemicals in products on human & environment and to bring significant policy changes at the regional, national and international level. The organization has been constantly engaged in research, information creation, dissemination and policy intervention on issues like mercury in CFLs, lead in paints, heavy metals in toys & jewelry, Phthalates in diapers, BPA in feeding bottles etc. The organization has also been a part of various International negotiations on chemical management and chemical safety and has been regularly contributing to the dialogues and deliberation on various issues of chemicals at national, regional and international levels.

POPs and Pesticides

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are organic chemical substances that are highly toxic and persistent in the environment for a long time. They bioaccumulate through the food chain and can cause adverse effects on human health and the environment. The world community recognized the need to eliminate POPs and thus, in its attempt to address this pervasive global issue, signed the Stockholm Convention in 2001. Many of the pesticides are POPs and are no longer used for agricultural purposes but a few continue to be used in developing countries. Acknowledging the gravity of the threat posed, Toxics Link started working on POPs and became the first to raise the issue in the sub-continent. For the past 20 years, the organization has been actively engaged on the issue of POPs and pesticides and seeking appropriate solutions for India.

Circularity in Waste

The quantum of waste generated in India is exponential; the current model of cradle to the grave is unsustainable and needs to be updated to a circular one. It’s crucial that we close this loop. To achieve this, our interventions focus on strategies of minimization, efficient resource recovery and pollution prevention- basically moving towards sustainable and responsible consumption.

Toxics Free Health Care

Health care facilities are meant to reduce health problems but in the course of providing the service, it inevitably creates waste. Healthcare waste has a high potential for infection and injury and if not appropriately managed, has the potential to pollute the environment and put public health at risk. Toxics Link has been working towards making the healthcare systems safer and sustainable.

Latest From Toxics Link


In a first, DPCC to study microplastics pollution in River Yamuna.


Toxics Link presents the GOA Environmental Film Festival.


Satish Sinha conducts the Toxics Link Webinar on COVID BMW.


Nokia-Toxics Link Planet Ke Rakhwale School Awareness Programme.


Latest From Toxics Link

In a first, DPCC to study microplastics pollution in River Yamuna.

In a first-of-its-kind survey by a government body in the national capital, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) will conduct a study to ascertain the concentration, distribution and composition of microplastics in River Yamuna, besides soil, vegetables and other edible products. 

GOA Environmental Film Festival

The cine fest is a visual tapestry of films showcasing critical environmental issues on diverse topics like water, sustainability,forest conservation, waste etc. Through the carefully handpicked films we hope to enthral the audience with their visual appeal and let them experience the glory of nature, while juxtaposing the range of callous and mindless conflicts that we have with her.

Toxics Link Webinar on COVID BMW: Satish Sinha

Toxics Link organized a series of Webinar on Management of COVID-19 Biomedical Waste. The webinar gathered subject experts and practitioners from the field of Biomedical Waste Management. Since the event was intended to create awareness and build knowledge on COVID waste management in India, we firmly believe this video series, made from the recording of the webinar, will be useful and help in improving the current waste management status.

Nokia-Toxics Link Planet Ke Rakhwale School Awareness Programme

Toxics Link has been organizing school awareness programmes across India. Children are the main focus of the campaign because they are believed to be the “agents of change” with the power to influence parents and promote awareness among the neighbours. Around 4221 schools have already been covered in 19 states under it. The campaign covered 4,50,000 students and 13000 teachers.

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