Monthly Archive:: March 2012

Watchdog Finds Toxic Goods in “Ukay-Ukay” and Surplus Stores

Quezon City. Beware: cheap items sold in shops selling old and new personal and household stuff from Japan, South Korea and US are not necessarily “good deal” as some may contain chemicals that are harmful to health

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for “Walang Aksaya,” Zero Waste Holy Days

(Photo by Miguel Candela) An environmental network has exhorted the faithful to aim for reduced garbage generation during the week-long observance of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ the Redeemer. “We urge our Christian brothers and

Toxic Slippers: Flip Flops Flunk Chemicals Screening

Quezon City. A toxics watchdog has uncovered high amounts of heavy metals in what many consider as essential purchases, especially during the summer season: slippers. Using an X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer, the EcoWaste Coalition screened the slippers

Experts Press for Health Action vs Lead Exposure

Quezon City. An environmental health specialist from US and a pediatric toxicologist from the Philippines today reiterated the need for action against a real threat to children’s health: lead-added paint. At a forum organized by the EcoWaste

Watchdog Reveals Hidden Toxins in Cosmetics, Pushes for Consumer Awareness on Health Cost of “Beauty”

Advocates for public health and safety against toxic chemicals in products and wastes are ringing out the alarm against dangerous substances in cosmetics on the market. In a press briefing held on the eve of World Consumer

US Expert Cautions about Health Cost of “Beauty

13 March 2012, Muntinlupa City/Quezon City. A visiting expert in toxics reduction strategies in cosmetics and other consumer products is calling for stringent regulation that will do away with ingredients known or suspected of causing cancer and

Manila Mulls Harsh Penalties to Curb Unlawful Sale of Mercury-Containing Cosmetics

Manila. A city councilor of Manila today filed an ordinance imposing sanctions and fines against individuals and establishments selling cosmetics laced with mercury, an extremely toxic chemical. Coinciding with the celebration of International Women’s Day, District II