Health

Toxic watchdog group to consumers, authorities: Beware of prohibited giant Piccolo firecrackers!

Toxic watchdog group BAN Toxics sounded the alarm over the selling of “Giant Piccolo” in the market. Piccolo has been marked as one of the prohibited firecrackers for the past years and is one of the main culprits of firecracker-related…

EcoWaste Coalition Promotes Eco-Friendly Celebration of Christmas to Prevent and Reduce “Holitrash”

21 December 2022, Quezon City.  As Christmas draws closer, a waste and pollution watchdog group appealed for public cooperation to lessen the environmental impact of the much-anticipated festive celebration. At an event held yesterday at the San Pablo Apostol Parish…

Our Health Care System Is Broken—Fixing It Is Not Hard

Americans are being slammed by a “tripledemic” this holiday season as three major respiratory illnesses—COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)—are spreading at indoor gatherings. Hospitals are once more in danger of running out of beds, and the Biden administration has…

No day but today: January welcomes the International Zero Waste Month

Zero Waste advocates call for systems change Lifting the fog of the past that is 2020 and the seemingly unprecedented effect of government lockdowns and people staying inside their homes, experts have noticed a slight improvement in our air quality.…

Lancet Commission: Rediscovering the value of the dying process (Note 2)

“The living close their eyes to the dead. The dead open their eyes to the living” (Hindu proverb). We share from REHUNO Health the second note of the series on the report of the Lancet Commission entitled: “The Value of…

New AI-technology could help early detection of breast cancer

New AI-technology could help early detection of breast cancer  In 2020, breast cancer amounted for 13,3 percent of newly diagnosed cancer cases in the European Union making it the most frequently occurring cancer type in the EU. On average, one in eleven European women…

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Mandatory Toy Labeling Still Wanting as Toys Enjoy Brisk Sales as Christmas Approaches

16 December 2022, Quezon City.  Nine years after it was approved and three years following the stalled issuance of its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the enforcement of Republic Act 10620, or the Toy and Game Safety Labeling Act, is…

EcoWaste Coalition Ramps Up “Iwas Paputoxic” Campaign vs. Firecrackers and Fireworks as New Year Revelry Nears

14 December 2022, Quezon City.  Holding mock oversized firecrackers plastered with “danger” tape, enthusiastic students of Bagong Silang Elementary School (BSES) in Caloocan City vowed to safely celebrate the upcoming New Year to prevent injuries, as well as pollution. In…

Don’t ADD TO CART Mercury-Added Products

They say there is no more perfect time to hit “add to cart” than during a holiday sale season. However, as much as Filipinos desire to join the shopping rush, toxic and harmful products remain widely available on these online…

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for Benzene Ban in Children’s Toys

10 December 2022, Quezon City.  While long banned in developed countries, toys containing benzene, a chemical classified as “carcinogenic to humans,” are still sold in the domestic market. The continued sale of plastic balloon-blowing kits with a solvent mixture containing benzene…

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