Pollution in Thailand: Cancer epidemy in Map Ta Phut

27.12.2018 - MAP TA PHUT
PHOTO: Ondřej Petrlík / Arnika
"One of the Thailand’s most toxic hot spots with a well-documented history of air and water pollution, industrial accidents, illegal hazardous waste dumping, and pollution-related health impacts including cancer and birth deformities," - that is Map Ta Phut. Here in the Rayong Province you can find Thailand's largest industrial park, the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate currently housing over 90 industrial facilities including oil refineries, petrochemical and chemical facilities, hazardous waste landfills and treatment facility with over 200 stacks emitting toxic pollution into the air of 25 surrounding communities.

Read more about Mam Ta Phut:
Revealing the POPs pollution of industrial areas in Thailand (Photogallery)
Two New Studies Revealed POPs Pollution across Thailand (Press Release)
POPs at Four Thai Hot-spots: Map Ta Phut, Samut Sakhon, Tha Tum, and Khon Kaen (Publication)
Mercury in Fish from Industrial Sites in Thailand (Publication)
Fish samples from hot spots in Thailand contain toxic mercury (Press Release)
Heavy metals in water - serious pollution concentration found near industrial areas in Thailand (Press Release)
Report about sampling and monitoring in the surrounding of waste incinerators in Phuket (Publication)


This video was prepared and published as a part of the project “Increasing Transparency in Industrial Pollution Management through Citizen Science” funded by the European Union (EU) and co-funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic within the Framework of the Transition Promotion Programme – a financial assistance programme supporting democracy and human rights using the Czech Republic’s experience with social transition and democratization.

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