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Congratulations to Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith for her award!

Congratulations to Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith for her award!

National Toxics Network congratulates Mariann on receiving the award for ‘UN Gender Pioneer for Future Detoxified’. It is so well deserved. She is a tireless campaigner for a toxic-free future. Here’s the statement she made on receiving the award in Geneva May 3, 2017: ‘Throughout my life I have been committed to standing with and(…)

POPs chemicals in recycled plastic contaminating children’s toys

POPs chemicals in recycled plastic contaminating children’s toys

IPEN has released the findings of an investigation into the contamination of children’s toys with POPs chemicals which have been found to contaminate recycled plastics. Laboratory analysis of 95 Rubik’s cubes and 16 additional samples (including a thermo cup, hair clips, combs, headdresses, and children’s toys) from 26 countries in various regions found 100 samples(…)

PFAS Summit and FSANZ Report on perfluorinated chemicals in food

PFAS Summit and FSANZ Report on perfluorinated chemicals in food

Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s (FSANZ) have just released their Report – Perfluorinated Chemicals in Food. The Report on Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), and Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS) provides new levels for drinking water and tolerable daily intakes (TDI). These levels will replace the very high interim levels set in the ’invitation only’ workshop held(…)

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(…)