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EcoWaste Coalition Warns vs. Baby Wipes with Prohibited Health-Damaging Ingredients 

26 May 2024, Quezon City.  The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition has again raised the red flag over the persistent sale of imported baby wipes containing allergy-causing preservatives banned many years ago by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to…

Warning Out on Three Violative Paint Products with High Lead Content 

23 April 2024, Quezon City.  The EcoWaste Coalition has issued a new warning against imported paint products contaminated with high concentrations of lead, a toxic chemical not allowed in the manufacture of paints. As part of its vigilant campaign to…

Toy Safety Warning: Potential Health and Toxicity Hazards of Kids’ Blaster Guns with Gel Water Balls to Young Children

Toxic watchdog group BAN Toxics raised concerns over the proliferation of battery-rechargeable gel blaster submachine gun toys using water-absorbing plastic beads or gel ammunition and similar toys. “We express concern about the growing availability of gel blaster submachine gun toys…

EcoWaste Coalition Provides Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna with a Map of 52 Errant Stores Selling Banned Cosmetics with Mercury

5 April 2024, Quezon City.  Ahead of World Health Day on April 7, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition today provided the City Government of Manila with a map of wholesale and retail stores selling skin-lightening products laced with mercury…

Asian Study Reveals Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals Found in Personal Care Products from the Philippines

In a press briefing in time for the observance of World Consumer Rights Month, BAN Toxics, a chemical and waste management NGO, discloses the findings of recent laboratory testing indicating the presence of parabens, triclosan, and triclocarban, classified as endocrine-disrupting…

Warning: Popular Toys Found to Contain Hazardous Chemicals

Toxic watchdog group BAN Toxics has raised concerns about the safety of certain popular toys commonly used during the summer season, such as turumpo (spinning top game)), sipa (kick the ball game), and jackstone, citing potential health risks to children.…

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for Chemical Ingredients and Hazards Disclosure to Uphold Consumer Rights to Information and Safety

12 March 2024, Quezon City.  Ahead of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on March 15, the zero waste and toxics-free advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition urged manufacturers to ensure consumer access to chemicals in product information, and for the authorities…

EcoWaste Coalition Discovers 5 More Highly Leaded China-Made Paints Sold Online

8 February 2024, Quezon City.  The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition today announced its discovery of five more imported spray paints containing high concentrations of lead that are illegally sold online. As part of its continuing advocacy to promote strict…

EcoWaste Coalition Bares New List of 31 Lead-Containing Spray Paints

11 January 2024, Quezon City.  With the start of the New Year, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition again reminded consumers to steer clear of aerosol paints containing lead, a hazardous chemical banned in the manufacture of paints and similar…

PAWS & EcoWaste: Firecrackers can Traumatize Animals and Pollute the Air

28 December 2023, Quezon City.  An animal welfare group and an environmental health group urged the general public to welcome the New Year sans firecrackers and fireworks to protect animals such as cats and dogs, as well as the ecosystems,…

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