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More Proudly Made in the Philippines Paints Pass Third-Party Lead Safe Paint® Certification

A-Plus Paints Pass Independent Lead Safe Paint® Verification 21 June 2024, Talisay City/Quezon City.  A-Plus and three other paint products of FH Colors & Coatings Corp. have been certified “lead safe” following a meticulous third-party verification confirming compliance with the…

BAN Toxics Pushes for Toxic-Free School Supplies for Children’s Health and Safety

As retailers begin to display various school supplies for early back-to-school shoppers, the toxic watchdog group BAN Toxics urges parents to be cautious when purchasing these items. They warn that some products may contain harmful chemicals like lead and phthalates,…

BCU Leads Medical Mission and Educational Talks in Partnership with Stakeholders at Sitio Lusod

Isang Makabuluhang Araw ng Kalayaan (A Meaningful Day of Freedom)! by Michael T. Sebullen and Genevieve B. Kupang   This year’s Philippine Independence Day shone even brighter in Sitio Lusod, Barangay Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet, thanks to a heartwarming outreach activity.…

The Biopsychosocial Model of Health

Every month we meet at REHUNO Health to explore and reflect on different health issues, with the intention of promoting exchange and access to humanist perspectives that allow us to have a coherent vision of our aspirations. On this occasion,…

The Nexus Between Mental Health and Climate Change in Bangladesh: Understanding Heat Stress, Air Pollution, and Post-Flood Impacts

In Bangladesh, the convergence of climate change impacts and mental health challenges presents a complex and pressing issue that demands attention and action. By Md Biozid Jessorey As one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, Bangladesh faces recurring…

Mother Earth Foundation Celebrates 25 Years and Beyond of Sustainable Waste Management towards a Zero Waste Future

Quezon City– Mother Earth Foundation (MEF), a pioneering leader in the Philippines for the Zero Waste movement, proudly celebrated its 25th Anniversary on June 13, 2024.  This milestone marked a quarter-century of dedicated efforts to champion sustainable practices, educate communities,…

Healthcare Waste Project Inception Meeting Concludes in NCR; Highlights Need for Policy Review and Awareness Raising

The two-day National Capital Region Regional Inception Meeting and Validation Workshop for the Philippine Healthcare and Mercury Wastes Management Project (PHCWMP) concluded in Quezon City yesterday, June 11, 2024, wrapping up the series of meetings intended to validate and refine…

EcoWaste Coalition Honors Resource Collectors for their Role in Protecting Community Health and Environment

Bagong Silangan Resource Collectors in Quezon City Repaint ‘Kolong-kolong’ with Lead Safe Paints 12 June 2024, Quezon City.  To celebrate the nation’s 126th Independence Day, the EcoWaste Coalition honored the women and men of the Bagong Silangan Resource Collectors’ Association…

Elementary and High School Teachers Get Informed About Chemical Hazards in the Classroom 

11 June 2024, Quezon City.  As public school teachers in the country take a well-deserved vacation from the hustle and bustle of school life, a group of some 100 elementary and high school teachers took part in an interactive learning…

EcoWaste Coalition Calls on FDA to Test Soft Plastic Balls for Hazardous Chemicals

9 June 2024, Quezon City.  The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the lead regulatory agency for toy safety, to test softballs, specifically those made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, for harmful chemicals that…

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