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  • Children’s Toys Contaminated with a Toxic Industrial Chemical that is Recommended for Global Prohibition
    20 April 2017 / Prague/World
    Children’s Toys Contaminated with a Toxic Industrial Chemical that is Recommended for Global Prohibition A survey of children's products in 10 countries (1) including Czech Republic finds widespread contamination with an industrial chemical recommended for global prohibition. The survey was coordinated by Arnika and products were tested at the Institute of Chemical Technology (VŠCHT), accredited laboratory in Prague. Read more...
  • Recycling Contaminates Plastic Children’s Toys with Toxic Chemicals from Electronic Waste
    20 April 2017 / Prague/World
    Recycling Contaminates Plastic Children’s Toys with Toxic Chemicals from Electronic Waste A new global survey finds that recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of the world's best-selling toy along with other children's products. Ironically, the chemical contaminants can damage the nervous system and reduce intellectual capacity but are found in Rubik's Cubes –… Read more...
  • Important pieces missing to safeguard toxic-free material cycles!
    20 April 2017 / Prague/World
    Important pieces missing to safeguard toxic-free material cycles! Arnika and IPEN has joined over 20 other networks and civil society organizations in sending a letter to representatives of producers, manufacturers and retailers in the European Union (EU) about EU plans for a circular economy. IPEN and all signatories to the letter believe that hazardous chemicals must be prevented… Read more...
  • Keep the Promise, Eliminate POPs
    20 April 2017 / Stockholm/Praha
    Keep the Promise, Eliminate POPs IPEN and Arnika sent a letter to Representatives of the European Commission and EU Member States urging them to support decisions at the upcoming Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions' Conference of the Parties that uphold Convention principles and EU commitments to protect human health and the environment. Two key decisions… Read more...