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Dr. Geiser has been presented with the “Frank Hatch Environmental Health Leadership Award” from the Environmental Health Strategy Center (EHSC) in Maine, United States. The award marks his outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of environmental health regionally and nationally.

Toxic Fracking At-A-Glance

25 November 2015 - 1:35pm -- ipen_jen

Hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) involves injecting wells at high pressure with water, proppants, radioactive tracers and large quantities of chemical additives (including many that are toxic and some with POPs characteristics) to fracture the formation and produce new cracks and pathways to help extract natural gas.

Toxic Fracking

The term 'fracking' refers to hydraulic fracturing, but is now commonly used to describe the process of exploration and production of unconventional gas. Hydraulic fracturing (HF) is a process that involves injecting wells at high pressure with water, proppants, radioactive tracers and large quantities of chemical additives to fracture the formation and produce new cracks and pathways to help extract natural gas.

Fuente: http://olca.cl/articulo/nota.php?id=105838

Organizaciones socio-ambientales e indígenas de Chile presentaron el 13 de noviembre en Ginebra una Petición de Acción Urgente sobre el TPP, entregada  a Baskut Tunkat, relator de Sustancias Químicas Peligrosas y Desechos, por Lucía Sepúlveda (RAP-AL),   mientras participaba en  la consulta sobre Derechos Humanos y Sustancias Peligrosas realizada en esa sede de Naciones Unidas  el 12 y 13 de Noviembre.

Brussels, Luxembourg – A crucial court hearing against the European Commission took place yesterday. (1) The European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg heard Sweden’s case against the Commission for failing to fulfil its legal obligations regarding hormone disrupting chemicals, also known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). (1)

IPEN and representatives from numerous Participating Organizations have recently organized and/or participated in two important meetings relating to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs): the "1st African Conference on the Health Effects of Endocrine Disruptors - Challenges and Opportunities" (which took place in Skukuza, South Africa, from 2 – 6 November), and an "NGO meeting on European Policy on EDCs" (which took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 11 and 12 November).

Jesse Feith, Montreal Gazette
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/concordia-doesnt-plan-to-retr...

Despite acknowledging an “oversight” by failing to notice a conflict of interest before commissioning and publishing a report on Quebec’s asbestos industry, Concordia University does not plan to officially retract the report in question.

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