Health

BT Patrollers: A new brand of volunteerism

In line with the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month this June, environmental watchdog group BAN Toxics revives its volunteer program through the launch of “BT Patrollers.” The Bantay Toxics Patrollers (BT Patrollers) is the new external arm of the…

EcoWaste Coalition Warns Paint Consumers vs. Leaded Products

24 June 2022, Quezon City. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition is warning consumers against the purchase and use of paint products containing lead, a hazardous chemical banned in paint manufacturing. The group aired its latest lead paint warning after…

Environmental group spotlights mercury-free alternatives in a new study

QUEZON CITY, 22 June – In line with the celebration of National Poison Prevention Week, environmental watchdog group BAN Toxics launches an alternatives study titled “Mercury-Free Alternatives in the Philippines: Batteries, lamps, and medical measuring devices” in a press briefing.…

Closing statement from the Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons

The following is the closing statement given by the Austrian Foreign Ministry on June 20th, 2022 at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear War. Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, We have heard today highly informative presentations and…

The effect of a tiny bug

Deprived of accurate and reliable information, the pandemic continues to advance. Alerts are of no use when our vital impulse is to return to normality, reunite with friends and family or enjoy the cultural activities we had put aside. That…

Civil Society Groups Find Hazardous Chemicals BPA/BPS in Thermal Paper Receipts

20 June 2022, Davao City/Quezon City. Three civil society groups today urged the government and business sectors to protect workers and the general public from the adverse effects of exposure to endocrine-disrupting and cancer-linked chemicals present in thermal transaction receipts.…

EcoWaste Coalition Bares Continued Sale in Manila of Kidney-Damaging Cosmetics with Mercury

As National Kidney Month is observed this June in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 184, a toxics watchdog group has revealed the continued sale in the City of Manila of skin whitening cosmetics contaminated with mercury that is known to…

Environmental group lauds DOH-FDA for banning mercury use in medical devices and dental procedures

Environmental watchdog group BAN Toxics lauds the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Philippines for issuing the FDA Circular which totally bans mercury-added thermometers, sphygmomanometers, dental amalgam capsules, and liquid mercury use in dental restorative…

Donating blood is an act of solidarity

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day. The aim according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) is to raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion. Also, to highlight the contribution that voluntary unpaid…

Protect PH from becoming the world’s toxic waste dump site

With the commencement of the second segment of the BRS Conventions’ Triple Conference of Parties, BAN Toxics urges the Philippine government to fast-track the ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment or risk becoming the world’s dumping ground. The Basel, Rotterdam,…

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