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PFOA INTERVENTION 20th September 2016

PFOA INTERVENTION 20th September 2016

  As reported by the Intercept, an internal study by DuPont found higher than expected number of kidney and other types of cancers in male workers at one of its factories in the US. Here is a key document: Cancer Incidence and Overall Mortality Rates   “Thank you Madam Chair, my name is Mariann Lloyd-Smith,(…)

Groups reject Orica Australia’s proposal to incinerate toxic waste in Finland

Groups reject Orica Australia’s proposal to incinerate toxic waste in Finland

International and Australian NGOs have expressed their strong opposition to the Minister for Environment, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, to Orica’s application to export their HCB hazardous waste stockpile for incineration in Finland. Australia is a developed country and should deal with its own POPs (persistent organic pollutants) waste as it has in the past. Australia(…)

New Report: Highly hazardous pesticides in the Pacific

New Report: Highly hazardous pesticides in the Pacific

This report is a result of research undertaken by the non-government organisations National Toxics Network, PAN Aotearoa New Zealand, and PAN Asia Pacific and is the first step in helping Pacific island countries and territories identify highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in use and as a starting point to help develop a strategy for their phase(…)

Burning Biomass for Energy: A Fast Track to Climate Change and Adverse Health Impacts

Burning Biomass for Energy: A Fast Track to Climate Change and Adverse Health Impacts

Misdirected subsidies to the biomass industry undermine genuine clean, safe renewable energy solutions. The Australian Government’s support and promotion, including taxpayer funded renewable energy subsidies and grants for this industry, cannot be justified by the science. Detailed research into comprehensive carbon accounting and life-cycle assessment (LCA) reveals that biomass energy in Australia does not provide(…)

New toxic time bomb: Contaminants in marine plastic pollution

New toxic time bomb: Contaminants in marine plastic pollution

The United Nations Environment Program called marine plastics the “new toxic time- bomb”. Marine plastic is not only entangling and drowning wildlife, it is being mistaken for food and ingested along with its toxic contaminants. Marine plastics and in particular microplastics, provide a global transport medium for the most toxic chemicals into the marine food(…)