Pollution in Thailand: Dioxins and heavy metals in Samut Sakhon

27.12.2018 - SAMUT SAKHON
PHOTO: Ondřej Petrlík / Arnika

Samut Sakhon Provice is one of the central districts of Thailand, not far from the capital city of Bangkok. Samut Sakhon itself is home to over 60 thousand inhabitants. Unfortunately, they are in need of help due to the polluting industrial plants in neighborhoods close to their houses. This dangerous relationship was confirmed by long-term investigations of children's health in the local community and may cause serious lifelong health problems. Take a look at their testimony.

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POPs contamination at 'recycling' and metallurgical site in Thailand  (Publication)
Calls for tightening the international Legislation Were Heard on a conference on Toxic Substances  (Press Release)
For healthier living in Thailand. Victims of industrial pollution Defend Their Rights  (Press Release)
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)
Chicken Eggs as an Indicator of POPs Pollution in Thailand  (Publication)
Measuring the pollution of hot spots in Thailand, Spring 2016  (Photogallery)
heavy metals in water - serious pollution concentration found near industrial areas in Thailand  (press release)


This video was prepared and published as 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 Program - Supporting the Democracy and Human Rights Program

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