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EcoWaste Coalition Finds Toxic Lead in Jesus Nazareno Medallions, Commends Quiapo Church for Acting on Its Findings

21 May 2024, Quezon City.  The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocacy group for a zero waste and toxics-free society, has detected excessive lead on religious medallions with an embossed face of Jesus Christ crowned with thorns in front and the words…

Philippine FDA Bans 3 Lead-Containing Spray Paints

15 May 2024, Quezon City.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against the purchase and use of three imported spray paints containing toxic lead, a potent neurotoxin that is banned in the manufacture of paints as…

EcoWaste Coalition: 7 More Paints from China and Thailand Failed Laboratory Tests for Lead Content

7 May 2024, Quezon City.  The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition today announced that seven more imported paint products failed laboratory tests for lead content and should therefore be withdrawn from the market at once. Based on the analyses carried…

EcoWaste Coalition to Parents: Pick Lead-Safe Activity Toys for Kids

27 April 2024, Quezon City.  Following the safety tips issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on activity toys for indoor and outdoor use, the EcoWaste Coalition reminded the public to also select toys that are not coated with…

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…

Warning Out on Nonstop Online Sale of Imported Leaded Paints

4 March 2024, Quezon City.  Aside from mercury-containing skin-lightening products, online shopping platforms are also rife with imported paint products with undisclosed concentrations of lead in brazen violation of the country’s national ban on such products. Coinciding with the 3.3.…

Philippine NGO discovers more spray paints with dangerously high lead content

Last March 22, 2021, a toxics watchdog group from the Philippines announced that it has found more spray paints in the market that are contaminated with dangerously high concentrations of lead, a forbidden chemical in the manufacture of paints. In…