Coalition rejects fracking

Coalition rejects fracking

National Toxics Network and IPEN have joined a  coalition of environment and health NGOs to express our grave concerns about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale gas, shale oil, and coal bed methane in the EU because of its impacts on the climate, the development of clean energy, water pollution and water use, air pollution, soil pollution,(…)

Contamination likely at rare earth plant (Lee Bell,WA)

Contamination likely at rare earth plant (Lee Bell,WA)

“Environmental contamination from the Lynas Malaysian plant is inevitable. Radiation, groundwater, atmospheric and river pollution are our key concerns. This refinery would be unlikely to be approved if it were proposed in Australia” National Toxics Network (NTN) said today. These findings feature in a new research report released today. The report assesses the potential emissions(…)

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(…)