Monthly Archive:: September 2012

Toxics Watchdog Horrified by Ghastly Chemicals in Some Halloween Products

Kids and adults who are excitedly getting ready for freaky and fun events for the Halloween should better watch out for nasty chemicals prowling in some masks, props and face paints being sold in the market. Tests

EcoWaste Coalition to Candidates: Moderate Your Garbage during the Filing of COCs

An environmental watchdog has aired a plea for ecological responsibility among candidates and their supporters who will be rushing to the offices of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to file their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) for the

Green Groups Mark “Ondoy” With Plea for Waste Prevention and Reduction

Environmental groups implored all members of the society to commit to preventing and reducing garbage as the nation commemorates the “Ondoy” tragedy that brought the country to its knees in September 2009. After dumping a record volume

EcoWaste Coalition Reiterates Need for Proper Management of Mercury-Containing Lamp Waste

An environmental network promoting zero waste and chemical safety has cautioned the public against the improper disposal of energy efficient but mercury-containing compactfluorescent lamps (CFLs). The EcoWaste Coalition made the plea as some 3.6 million CFLs are

Groups Press for Expeditious Phase Out of Leaded Paints

Groups promoting children’s safety from toxic exposure appealed to the government for an immediate phase out of lead, a nasty brain damaging chemical, in decorative paints.   The EcoWaste Coalition and the Save Babies Coalition pressed the

Groups Sound Alarm Over Illegal Sale of Mercury-Laden Cosmetics in Cebu

Environmental and health advocates today revealed an ugly news about mercury-laced beauty products being sold in Cebu City that are supposed to lighten the skin complexion. Cebu-based Philippine Earth Justice Center together with Quezon City-based EcoWaste Coalition

EcoWaste Coalition Detects Toxic Chemicals in 74 of 150 Toy Samples from Divisoria in Pre-Christmas Testing of Toys

With barely 100 days before Christmas, a toxics watchdog reminded the public to be cautious of the thriving trade in unlabeled and unlicensed toys that may spell danger for kids. In a pre-Christmas testing of toys sold

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Anew Mercury-Laden Cosmetics in Divisoria

The sale of imported mercury-laced skin whitening products in the domestic market continues notwithstanding efforts to have them removed for consumer health and safety, a toxics watchdog pointed out. In test buys conducted in Divisoria, Manila on

FDA Urged to Step Up Drive vs Mercury-Tainted Cosmetics

Quezon City. The designation of renowned toxicologist Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go as head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has buoyed up expectations for tougher action to rid the market of dangerous cosmetics. Through a letter sent

Novaliches Retailers Flout Ban on Mercury-Tainted Cosmetics (11 of 12 Samples Tested with Excessive Mercury up to 12,600 ppm)

Five retail outlets in the booming business hub of Novaliches District were found to be selling 11 brands of mercury-laden skin whitening products in blatant disobedience of the law. In test buys conducted over the past weekend,