IPEN Participating Organization Centre for Environmental Justice, with Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka, have released the newest edition of "Ejustice." Issues highlighted in the newsletter are coal use in Sri Lanka and the blocking of the ban on the pesiticide glyphosate.
Children Ages 0-6 Risk Permanent and Lifelong Damage
[Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia] The majority of household paints analyzed in seven Asian countries contain unsafe levels of lead; would not meet regulatory standards established in most highly industrialized countries; and, in a number of cases, have astonishingly high lead content, according to a new report. The Asia Regional Paint Report will be released on March 23, 2014 by IPEN and partner organizations in the seven countries at the 4th Asia-Pacific Regional meeting of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) conducted a study on toxic levels in toys and public perception in Bangladesh from October 2012 until August 2013. During the study, toys were collected from different stores in Dhaka and sent to the Nepal Bureau of Standard and Metrology for analysis.
Levels of toxic metals in 97% of the toys tested were signficantly above the European Union and United States recommended ceiling for lead, cadmium, bromine and chromium.
The Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) has launched an initiative to develop an environmentally sound health care waste management system and mercury-free health care services model under their ongoing "Public Awareness and Capacity Building for Elimination of POPs and its Sources from Nepal" program.