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Pharmaceutical pollution reaching alarming levels globally

Pharmaceutical pollution reaching alarming levels globally

The National Toxics Network (NTN) has released a new report and a fact sheet warning that pharmaceutical pollution has reached alarming levels globally, with over 200 different pharmaceuticals detected in aquatic and terrestrial environments, including areas as remote as the Antarctic. The report examines the situation in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. As a(…)

Trading your health for stain- and waterproof clothing?

Trading your health for stain- and waterproof clothing?

“Stain-resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal” is how a journalist once referred to a highly fluorinated chemical called C8 found in the bodies of nearly all humans and animals on the planet. Exposure is linked to cancer, liver malfunction, hypothyroidism, obesity, decreased immune response to vaccines in children, hypertension, and other health problems. Despite the known health(…)

Indonesian government promoting risky unconventional gas and Australia companies are responding

Indonesian government promoting risky unconventional gas and Australia companies are responding

The Indonesian government is promoting unconventional gas exploration and production in Indonesia. This would mean in the pursuit of coal bed methane (CBM) / coal seam gas (CSG), shale gas and tight gas, hydraulic fracturing or fracking would occur with all its associated negative impacts. The United Nations Environment Programme has expressed their concern over(…)

Glyphosate declared a ‘probable human carcinogen’

Glyphosate declared a ‘probable human carcinogen’

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently assessed the carcinogenicity of four organophosphate pesticides: tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malathion, diazinon and glyphosate. Tetrachlorvinphos and parathion were found to be ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’ while malathion, diazinon and glyphosate were found to be ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’. IARC notes that glyphosate is currently the world’s highest(…)

Are timber plantations killing oysters in the Georges Bay catchment, Tasmania?

Are timber plantations killing oysters in the Georges Bay catchment, Tasmania?

Congratulations to NTN’s Dr Alison Bleaney , Rye Senjen and co-authors for getting this important and independent research done and published. Georges Bay, near St. Helens, in north-east Tasmania, Australia, has been an area of major production for Pacific oysters since the 1970s. From the mid-1990s, however, there has been a continued decline in oyster(…)