Artificial turf a threat in playgrounds

Artificial turf a threat in playgrounds 0

The health of thousands of children may be at risk from long-term exposure to toxic chemicals from artificial turf that has become a popular replacement for grass on sporting ovals and school playgrounds around the country. Australian scientists have raised the alarm over the potential dangers of the fake grass, and called for a moratorium(…)

New study shows animals and livestock impacted by gas industry 0

Download IMPACTS OF GAS DRILLING ON HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH National Toxics Network (NTN) is calling on State governments to carry out a full assessment of the impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) on animals living in close proximity to gas wells following today’s release of a scientific study demonstrating the gas industry’s serious impacts on(…)

Toxic metals in kid’s toys

Toxic metals in kid’s toys 0

A new report has found some children’s toys have dangerously high levels of heavy metals. The international study measured toxic metals in 200 children’s products with a focus on antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury. An important route of exposure to toxic chemicals and metals is through consumer products. These exposures  are concerning for(…)

BPA still in Australian baby bottles

BPA still in Australian baby bottles 0

Would you endanger the health of your baby if the evidence shows they are at risk from BPA exposure? Australian environmental health groups are calling for an immediate ban on bisphenol A (BPA) a chemical widely used in the manufacture of polycarbonate baby’s bottles, children’s products and food packaging such as tin liners. China and(…)

Natural gas not so ‘natural’ after all

Natural gas not so ‘natural’ after all 0

An analysis of air samples from neighbours of natural gas operations have detected 22 toxic air contaminants resulting in significant air pollution including four carcinogens, toxins known to damage the nervous system and respiratory irritants. The Global Community Monitor has released its report, GASSED! Citizen Investigation of Toxic Air Pollution from Natural Gas Development. Summary Air(…)