#Toxics

Nexus3 and Arnika call for Global Plastics Treaty after new study shows toxic contamination

Nexus3 and Arnika call for Global Plastics Treaty after new study shows toxic contamination

8 December 2022, JAKARTA - Indonesian NGO Nexus3 and Czech environmental NGO Arnika are calling for a global treaty on plastics pollution, an international legally binding...

Czech children's jackets contain forever chemicals

Czech children's jackets contain forever chemicals

PRAGUE - The waterproof function of most children's outdoor jackets made by Czech manufacturers is achieved with the use of so-called forever chemicals or PFAS (1). The...

European Commission must keep the promise and ban exports of hazardous chemicals

European Commission must keep the promise and ban exports of hazardous chemicals

BRUSSELS – Ahead of 3 December Global No Pesticides Day [1], Arnika and more than 326 civil society organizations from across the globe, institutions, and trade unions have...

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Almost half of plastic household and gardening products (1) contain substances known to pose risks to health and the environment because they may interfere with human and animal...

Companies again emitted more toxic substances in Czechia in 2021

Companies again emitted more toxic substances in Czechia in 2021

PRAGUE – The amount of discharged carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic substances (substances endangering reproduction) has increased significantly year-on-year. Emissions of...

Civil society groups urge the EU to keep their promises to ban ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS

Civil society groups urge the EU to keep their promises to ban ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS

46 European civil society organisations urgently demand EU Member States and the Commission to ban all PFAS in consumer products by 2025 and across all uses by 2030.

International cooperation is the answer to global pollution, scientists confirmed at the Prague conference

International cooperation is the answer to global pollution, scientists confirmed at the Prague conference

15 September 2022, PRAGUE/JAKARTA/BANGKOK – The international BioDetectors conference took place in Prague on 13-14 September and was attended by experts worldwide. They can use...

People in Armenia successfully resist mines expansion thanks to Arnika studies

People in Armenia successfully resist mines expansion thanks to Arnika studies

In Armenia, residents of the regions affected by mining are still struggling with the interests of the mining lobby. Unfortunately, these often outweigh the legitimate concerns...

Thai court rules in record speed that authorities neglected their duty to protect the environment

Thai court rules in record speed that authorities neglected their duty to protect the environment

An administrative court in the Thai town of Nakhon Sawan said four authorities had neglected their duties regarding a dangerous landfill in Petchaboon province, despite having...

People in Thailand endangered by hazardous smoke from a burning factory

People in Thailand endangered by hazardous smoke from a burning factory

On June 16, 2022, a fire was reported at the site of the Wax Garbage Recycle Centre Company in the Nam Pu subdistrict, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. Although many citizens...

Thai CSOs urge the government to consider their PRTR proposal

Thai CSOs urge the government to consider their PRTR proposal

July 4, 2022, Bangkok/ Prague – EARTH Thailand [1] , together with Arnika Association (Czech Republic) [2] , call on the Thai parliament and government to accept the upcoming...

BRS Conventions take steps for global protections from toxic chemicals

BRS Conventions take steps for global protections from toxic chemicals

GENEVA - Several notable decisions were adopted at the closing of two weeks of negotiations of the Joint Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm...