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  • Toxic Ash Poisons Our Food Chain
    21 April 2017 / Prague/World
    Toxic Ash Poisons Our Food Chain This new report was prepared by Arnika and IPEN to address a major source of POPs contamination of the environment that is often overlooked, underestimated or incorrectly classified in risk assessments, exposure scenarios and regulatory controls on waste. Ash and other residues from waste incineration contain dioxins, furans (PCDD/Fs) and a… 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...