Revealing the POPs pollution of industrial areas in Thailand

30.11.2017 - BANGKOK

Two year lasting research conducted by non-governmental organizations from the Czech republic and Thailand came up with rather concerning conclusions, The Thais living in nearby of industrial areas are strongly affected by leaking persistent organic pollutants (POPs), that get often stored in everyday food such as fish of eggs. Those information were presented in Bangkok by Ecological Alert and Recovery-Thailand (EARTH) members and the chairman of Prague based NGO Arnika, Jindrich Petrlik. The grimm news of toxic and possibly carcinogenic pollution of Thai environment drew a serious attention of local media, for example Bangkok Post and news channel Thai PBS (depicted on the screenshots).

 

Studies regarding the danger of Thai POPs pollution conducted by Arnika and EARTH are available here:
   • POPs at Four Thai Hot-spots: Map Ta Phut, Samut Sakhon, Tha Tum, and Khon Kaen
   • Chicken Eggs as an Indicator of POPs Pollution in Thailand

This gallery 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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