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EcoWaste Coalition
Unit 329, Eagle Court, 26 Matalino St., 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone/Fax: 4411846  E-Mail: info@ecowastecoalition.org|
Website: http://ecowastecoalition.blogspot.com

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“Green” Poll Bets, Doctors, Bishops Back Lead-Safe Schools for Children’s Health

EcoWaste Coalition
Unit 329, Eagle Court, 26 Matalino St., 1101 Quezon City Philippines
Phone/Fax: 4411846  E-Mail: info@ecowastecoalition.org
Website: http://ecowastecoalition.blogspot.com


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Watchdog Pushes for Lead-Safe Schools as Phase-Out of Leaded Architectural Paints Looms

by NELSON BADILLA AND JAMES KONSTANTIN GALVEZ, REPORTERS
http://www.manilatimes.net/ratify-anti-mercury-pact-group/255322/

AN environment advocacy group over the weekend urged the next president of the country to ratify the Minamata Convention against Mercury.

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/135968/ph-petition-reminds-canada-leade...

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — What happened to your “Canadian solution” Mr. Prime Minister?

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=1&sid=&nid=1&rid=834340
 
MANILA, Dec. 4 (PNA) -- The EcoWaste coalition has expressed serious concern over the recycling of plastics containing toxic substances into children's toys that are sold in the local market.

Rejecting the malicious complaints filed in Manila to pester Dr. Romeo Quijano, a doctor, scientist and internationally recognized health expert, over 100 groups from 47 countries signed a joint appeal initiated by IPEN and Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) asking the government of the Philippines to dismiss the dubious complaints and halt the harassment against Dr. Quijano, who is also a former co-chair of IPEN.

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=8&sid=&nid=8&rid=808562

MANILA (PNA) -- A watchdog group for environmental health and justice has called upon the various sectors, particularly the government and the industry, to rally behind the move by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to uphold the people’s right to live in a toxic-free society.

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