No Clean Bill of Health for Tara CSG

No Clean Bill of Health for Tara CSG

The Queensland Government’s investigation into the impacts of  coal seam gas in the Tara region dismisses pollution and is not a comprehensive health study. The study shouldn’t be used by government or industry to claim ‘a clean bill of health’ for the CSG industry in Tara, or any other CSG field for that matter. Read(…)

Unconventional gas and toxic chemcials

Unconventional gas and toxic chemcials

  ‘ UG production has the potential to generate considerable greenhouse gas emissions, can strain water resources, result in water contamination, may have negative impacts on public health (through air and soil contaminants; noise pollution), on biodiversity (through land clearance), food supply (through competition for land and water resources), as well as on soil (pollution,(…)

The world we want

The world we want

It’s been a busy year and we wanted to end it on a positive note by stating what a toxics-free world would look like. This is what needs to happen to stop and reverse global chemical pollution for the generations to follow. Peace and joy to you, your family and community. The world we want(…)

Global Chemicals Outlook: Urgent Action Needed

Global Chemicals Outlook: Urgent Action Needed

Coordinated action by governments and industry is urgently needed to reduce the growing risks to human health and the environment posed by the unsustainable management of chemicals worldwide, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). These risks are compounded by the steady shift in the production, use and disposal of(…)

Flame retardants don’t work

Flame retardants don’t work

Toxic chemicals marketed as flame retardants pose a threat to human health and the environment. These substances are widely incorporated into our consumer products but do not provide a fire safety benefit. Instead, they increase the toxicity of a fire through greater release of smoke, soot, carbon monoxide, and highly toxic substances such as dioxins(…)