Monthly Archive:: July 2011

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Mercury in Skin Whitening Products, Pushes Crack Down on Dangerous Cosmetics

Eleven out of 12 skin whitening products tested by the EcoWaste Coalition had mercury levels of up to 28,600 parts per million (ppm), atrociously over and above the Philippine regulatory limit of 1 ppm for mercury in

Top Retailers Urged to Pull Tainted Children’s Products Off Store Shelves

The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxic watchdog, today asked top retailers to demonstrate their corporate social responsibility by removing children’s products that have been found to contain health damaging chemicals. The EcoWaste Coalition and IPEN, in collaboration with

26% of Davao Children’s Products Tested Positive with Toxic Metals, Study Finds

Davao City. The popular children’s puzzle mat with its varied coloured tiles, a familiar accessory in most nursery and pre-school rooms, was found to contain elevated amounts of lead far beyond the regulatory limit The puzzle mat

EcoWaste Coalition Cites Role of Health Professionals in Drive for Toxic-Free Children’s Products

The environmental group EcoWaste Coalition today called attention to the essential role of health professionals in preventing childhood exposure from toxic chemicals in children’s products. This came on the heels of the discovery of outrageous levels of

Cebu Environment Advocates Call for Action on Toxic Toys

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU- Environmental advocates in Cebu call for action to look into the recent findings of heavy metals found in children’s products in Metro Cebu that cause concern for consumer toxic exposure, particularly the children. In

EcoWaste Coalition’s Study Bares Toxic Ingredients in Children’s Products

(Photos by Gigie Cruz) EcoWaste Coalition’s Study Bares Toxic Ingredients in Children’s Products(as FDA endorses research survey, enjoins industry to produce toxic-free products) 20 July 2011, Quezon City. A toxic watchdog today released the results of the

DepEd Urged to Tighten Food Safety Policies in Schools Following Successive Poisoning Incidents

An environmental network exhorted the Department of Education (DepEd) to waste no time in tightening policies that could help in promoting knowledge and compliance to food safety regulations in schools. Reacting to a recent flurry of food

EcoGroups Lament Government’s Persisting Environmental Crime in Payatas

Quezon City – Environmental groups are outraged at the government’s continuing failure to stop the destruction of the environment and bring justice to more than 600 people who died when a portion of the Payatas garbage mountain

Green Groups Push for Take Back System for Plastic Garbage

(Photos by Gigie Cruz) After observing last Sunday the International Plastic Bag-Free Day at Quezon Memorial Circle where green groups surrounded the landmark with used plastic bag chain, organizers are now vexed by the plastics bags they

Consumers Urged to Read Product Labels Carefully as FDA Raises Alarm over Tainted “Toyo”

A group promoting public health and safety from harmful chemicals advised consumers to read food product labels carefully before making any purchase. The EcoWaste Coalition, following a recent reminder from the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) for