Health

EcoWaste Coalition Hails Global Ban on Highly Toxic Chemical PFHxS

11 June 2022, Quezon City. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition lauded the decision by the world’s governments to add PFHxS to the Stockholm Convention’s list of banned persistent organic pollutants (POPs) with no exemptions. PFHxS, or perfluorohexane sulfonic acid,…

The Therapeutic Power of the PRESENCE: Dialogues with Enric Benito -Interview 02-

From Rehuno Salud and in a joint work with the organisation Al final de la Vida we talked with Dr. Enric Benito about the humanisation of the end-of-life process. On the taboos that exist, what is the good death, palliative…

Online selling of banned skin lighteners prevails!

BAN Toxics signals the alarm following the 6.6 sale of various online shopping sites on banned mercury-laden skin lightening creams. In time for 6.6 mid-year sale promos by various online shopping platforms, 17-year-old student, youth volunteer and BT Patroller Mary…

Groups Insist on Stricter Limits for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Waste

5 June 2022, Quezon City. As World Environment Day is celebrated, non-profit groups campaigning for a zero waste and toxics-free society pressed the Government of the Philippines to back stricter limits for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in waste to avoid…

Health lobbies that got rich the year of the pandemic

Lobby action means privatisation of health care They were awarded 70% of the contracts; almost 800 million euros. IDIS Foundation, Spain Health Foundation, ANEFP and Farmaindustria, the most favoured The privatisation of Madrid’s public health system exceeded previous years’ figures…

Justice for the People of Marinduque finally prevails, but not to Mother Nature itself

Justice finally prevailed after decades of waiting for the victims of the Marcopper mining tragedy. We celebrate with the people of Marinduque, with the local environmental defenders led by the Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns (MACEC), and their legal representatives,…

Groups Back Phase-Out of Toxic “Forever Chemicals” to Protect Women and Other Vulnerable Sectors

1 June 2022, Quezon City. Various civil society groups have joined forces to call for a global ban on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) ahead of World Environment Day. Also known as the “forever chemicals,” PFAS do not break down…

BAN Toxics: Be careful in choosing kiddie school bags

BAN Toxics cautions the public on buying children’s school bags after they tested positive for lead, based on the recent test buy operations conducted last May 22 to 29 in three cities in Metro Manila: Manila, Pasay, and Quezon City.…

Is Nigeria the Brithplace of Monkeypox?

Federal Republic of Nigeria, the most populated West African nation, has come under spotlight, allegedly as the place of origin of monkeypox virus, which was detected in several European countries in April-May. By Kestér Kenn Klomegâh During these couple of…

BAN Toxics calls on the Philippine government to ratify total ban on imported wastes

In line with the Philippines’ historic repatriation of the Canadian Waste, environmental watchdog group BAN Toxics urges the Philippine government to expedite its ratification of the Basel Ban or risk becoming the toxic waste dump of the world. In January…

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