Monthly Archive:: July 2014

Kerosene is Top Poison for Pinoy Kids (Public Advised Not to Put Kerosene in Beverage Containers)

Photo Courtesy of John Hopkins Public Health / Illustration by Kevin Ghiglione   An environmental watchdog promoting “Clean and Safe Homes for Zero Poisoning Incidents” has cautioned parents against storing kerosene in beverage containers and within reach

Parents Advised to Use Bleach with Care to Prevent Children’s Poisoning

  The EcoWaste Coalition has drawn the attention of the public on the number 2 poison for Pinoy kids: sodium hypochlorite. Popularly known as bleach or clorox, sodium hypochlorite is commonly used as bleaching agent or as

EcoWaste Coalition Asks Government to Exterminate “Shrilling Chicken” Toy

A non-profit watchdog group tracking toxins in children’s products has asked the government to “exterminate” a popular plastic toy known as “Shrilling Chicken” for containing highly toxic chemicals. The “Shrilling Chicken,” which is sold locally from P80-P100,

DA Asked to Test Rice for Toxic Arsenic

  Photo Courtesy of Philippine Star/CHOTDA/FLICKR  The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental and health watchdog, has urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to assure consumers that rice being sold in the market is safe from arsenic,

EcoWaste Coalition Warns Families against Danger from Small Button Batteries

Some bad things come in small packages.   The EcoWaste Coalition hammered home this message as it reminded parents of the hazards of accidental ingestion of button batteries containing acids and heavy metals.   As part of

EcoWaste Coalition Thrilled to Find Lead Safe Wooden Toys in Manila Stores (25 of 25 Samples Contain No Toxic Lead)

Brightly colored wooden toys can be made without using lead-containing paints that can put a child’s rapidly developing brain at risk of permanent damage. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental and health watchdog tracking toxins in toys and

Toxics Watchdog Urges Consumers to be Wary of False Advertising Claims, Slams Sale of “Dirty Dozen” Mercury-Laden Skin Whitening Cosmetics

Twelve different brands of imported skin whitening creams found laden with toxic mercury, including nine already banned by the health authorities (above), and BG and Feique creams not yet banned by the government (below). “The gentle formula

Skin Whitening Creams Banned in CA sold in PH (California Department of Health Issues Tagalog Fact Sheet to Warn Consumers against Mercury-Laden Skin Lightening Crems)

The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, today revealed two of the four skin whitening creams that health authorities in California, USA asked consumers not to use due to its mercury content are being sold in Metro Manila.In

“Repair, Reuse, Recycle” Post-Glenda Disaster Debris – EcoWaste Coalition

(Photo Courtesy of Philippine Star by AP/Bullit Marquez) The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, today urged national and local authorities and the general public in areas battered by typhoon Glenda to “repair, reuse and recycle”

Pinoy Drinkers Warned against Toxic Lead in Shot Glasses

Above: Shot glasses with lead on the glass designs.  Below: Shot glasses without lead on the glass designs. Tagay, the popular alcohol drinking session among friends and neighbors, would be less fun if the shot glass that