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IPEN Executive Committee Member Ravi Agarwal from Participating Organization Toxics Link quoted in this article from the Hindustan Times:

Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 29, 2014

IPEN Participating Organization Toxics Link has released two new reports related to electronic waste (e-waste): 

Unwittingly poisoning next generation 

Study finds staggering levels of poisonous metals in toys; most parents unaware of health hazards

It is normal for toys to contain plastics, small motors, miniature wheels; but toxic metals such as lead, chromium, cadmium – not so normal.

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From: Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP)

Contact: Marjo Busto, marjo.busto@panap.net

 

This newly released report shows that lead levels in dust from some schools and preschools in Sri Lanka are of high concern. 

Mao Da, from IPEN Participating Organization Nature University, is quoted in this article from the Wall Street Journal.

By James T. Areddy

SHANGHAI--Violent clashes between police and villagers left dozens injured during demonstrations in eastern China against construction of a waste incinerator, the latest example of public readiness to fight government plans viewed as polluting.

Labeling dust sample for analysis

The Asian Lead Paint Elimination Project Partner Newsletter for May, 2014 is now available, and contains news about partners' work in sampling house dust for lead content, as well as information about the recent resolution on lead in paint passed at the Asia Pacific regional SAICM meeting and important new reports about lead in paint.

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