High levels of dioxin in 2,4-D herbicide used in Australia

High levels of dioxin in 2,4-D herbicide used in Australia

In the 1980s and 1990s governments across Australia outlawed the use of the herbicide 245T. The ban was introduced for one very good reason – 245T contains dioxin, a chemical impurity with the potential to seriously harm people who are exposed to it. Four Corners has found evidence that herbicides containing 24D, currently being sold, do have(…)

Pacific women address food security and toxic chemicals

Pacific women address food security and toxic chemicals

The Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held from 10-12 July 2013, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji.  It was the second of three regional SIDS preparatory meetings for the Third International Conference on SIDS in 2014. The Major Women’s Group: Creating a Just and Sustainable Future gave(…)

Anti-frack speaking tour a success

Anti-frack speaking tour a success

NTN has just completed a massive overseas speaking tour on the dangers of fracking arranged by Friends of the Earth UK, FOE Scotland and FOE Ireland in cooperation with local Frack free and Frack off groups. Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith  also spoke at London University, hosted by the Human Rights Consortium. Onshore extraction of gas through(…)

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,(…)