Dr Meriel Watts, New Zealand 0

A well known activist and specialist on pesticide, Meriel coordinates Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Aotearoa New Zealand, is Senior Science Advisor to PAN Asia and the Pacific, and Co-Chairs the POPs Pesticide Working group for IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network). She has published a number of books on pesticides, including Pesticides and Breast Cancer: A Wake(…)

Dr Rye Senjen, Melbourne

Rye Senjen is a longterm activist and researcher. She has been involved in a variety of issues over the last 30 years. She is internationally known for her work on nanotechnology and has also written on coal seam gas, bisphenol-A, sustainable flooring and the hazards of biochar.

Lee Bell, WA Researcher

Lee has been a high profile activist, researcher and commentator on toxics issues throughout Australia for 25 years.     . Lee specializes in contaminated sites, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), industrial emissions and hazardous waste consultation. He holds a Masters degree in Ecologically Sustainable Development and has lectured at Murdoch and Curtin University in Ecology(…)

Toxic Tasmania? (Dr Alison Bleaney)

Toxic Tasmania? (Dr Alison Bleaney) 0

Can Tasmania really claim its ‘clean and green’ image? Despite its beautiful wilderness and slow-paced way of life, it’s unsettling to learn that Tasmania has the nation’s highest rates of cancer (age standardised, excluding skin cancers), the highest rates of Parkinson’s disease and asthma, and has among the highest rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.(…)

Electronic Waste in the Pacific 0

Electronic waste (e-waste) is a rapidly growing source of environmental pollution in the Pacific region where it is being dumped in wetlands or landfill, or burnt. E-waste includes many toxics chemicals, including: lead and cadmium in circuit boards and monitor cathode ray tubes (CRTs); mercury in switches and flat screen monitors; and brominated flame retardants(…)