Mum’s exposure to pesticides reduces IQ in children 0

Pregnant women instinctively know to avoid toxic chemicals that might harm the developing baby, but would they even know they were being exposed to a dangerous group of pesticides called organophosphates now linked with reduced IQ in children? Three independent investigations recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) have reached similar conclusions, associating prenatal(…)

Toxic waste 0

Many household products contain toxic chemicals that are corrosive, ignitable, or reactive ingredients and are considered ‘hazardous wastes’. Examples include leftover paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides. Even old carpet and foam contain toxic chemicals that are hazardous wastes. Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes by pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into(…)

Northern Rivers hot-spot for birth defect 0

Watch the ABC TV’s  7.30 two-part report on the issue: Babies Born with Rare Condition Cluster Fears Remain in Northern Rivers District The NSW Northern Rivers may be a hot-spot for an horrific and rare birth defect which has babies born with their intestinal contents freely protruding through the abdominal wall… Bangalow-based National Toxics Network(…)

Fracking chemicals have never been tested for safety 0

Call for moratorium as report finds fracking chemicals have never been tested for safety The National Toxics Network (NTN) has released a briefing paper on the chemicals used in the drilling and extraction of coal seam gas (CSG) in Australia. NTN is calling on state and federal Governments to urgently introduce a moratorium on all(…)

Erin Brockovich launches Environmental Justice Society in Australia 0

The Environmental Justice Society was officially launched in Brisbane by its inspiration and patron Erin Brockovich. The EJS is a group of powerful lawyers, environmentalists, scientists and doctors who will be working together to take action against companies that pollute. Erin Brockovich has had a number of very successful high profile cases against polluters in the USA.(…)