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(…)

Call for moratorium as report finds fracking chemicals have never been tested for safety

Call for moratorium as report finds fracking chemicals have never been tested for safety 0

WATCH THE YOU TUBE: Stop Coal Seam Gas Now DOWNLOAD OUR UPDATED SEPTEMBER BRIEFING PAPER ON CSG: Hydraulic Fracturing in Coal Seam Gas Mining: The Risks to Our Health, Communities, Environment and Climate 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(…)

Pesticides may increase risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Pesticides may increase risk of Parkinson’s Disease 0

New research has found that combined exposure to background levels of the pesticides ziram and paraquat as well as combined exposures to the pesticides maneb and paraquat in workplaces and residences substantially increased the risk of Parkinson’s Disease. Those exposed to ziram, maneb, and paraquat together experienced the greatest increase in PD risk. The results suggest(…)

Nano-materials in our homes

Nano-materials in our homes 0

How did this brand new technology find its way into our homes without us even knowing about it? Nano-materials such as nano-silver and nano-zinc are now found in many everyday products including sunscreens, cosmetics, foods, food packaging, paints, clothing and pesticides. And yet consumers are none the wiser because there’s no labeling required and there’s(…)