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http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-07-25/62-percent-of-toys-sold-in-country-are-harmful-to-children.html

Jul 25, 2018-Children’s toys that are sold in the country contain high level of toxic heavy metals and other harmful chemicals, a recent study has revealed.

http://www.setoghar.com/archives/45135/07/

सेतोघर संबाददाता / बिहिबार, साउन १०, २०७५

बालबालिकाको खेलौनाहरुमा उच्च स्तरमा हानिकारक रसायनहरु पाईएको छ । यसको लागि राष्ट्रिय मापदण्डको प्रभावकारी कार्यान्वयनको आवश्यकता देखिएको कारण यस सम्बन्धमा साउन ७ गते एक विशेष कार्यक्रम समेत गरिएको छ ।

http://epaper.thehimalayantimes.com/textview_9972_5327_4_1_2_24-07-2018_...

Kathmandu, July 23

 

High levels of toxic substances have been found in over 60 per cent of children's toys tested in the Nepali market.

Report Summary

(Gotebörg, Sweden) High levels of toxic substances have been found in over 60% of children’s toys tested in a recent analysis of toxic heavy metals and chemicals in toys on the market in Nepal. The study, released on the anniversary of the passage of Nepal’s 2017 regulatory standard on toxic substances in children’s products, a law that industry lobbyists are currently working to weaken, underscores the need for greater enforcement of the strong regulation. The study was conducted by CEPHED, a Nepalese public interest NGO, and IPEN, a global network of public interest health and environment NGOs.

FULL REPORT

IPEN Participating organization, Toxics Link has released a new report titled, Endocrine Disruptor: Review of Indian Research. 

The report is intended to collect information on some of the Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) that are used in the making of consumer products, as well as their impacts on human and environmental health, based on the research studies carried out in Indian context and general information from other international sources. The report is intended to spread awareness among consumers and encourage researchers to seek new information and make it available in the public domain. For policymakers, this report will help to take appropriate actions to create or modify regulations on the sound management of these EDCs in order to protect public and environmental health.

Toxics Link has released a new report about microplastics in cosmetics. The report explains what microplastics are, how they end up in the environment, what their various impacts are (environmental, health, socio-economic, etc.), and alternatives to their use. 

PRESS RELEASE

Your facewash might be cleaning your face but polluting the environment!

January 18, 2017: Your dry cleaned clothes may be unsuspectingly exposing you to PERC, a toxic chemical, known to have high probability of being carcinogen, reveals “Cleaning Clothes: but what about environment and health” , a report released by Toxics Link today. In the first of its kind of study in India done by this environmental group, garments were tested for PERC after dry cleaning and 75% of them were found to contain the harmful chemical residue.

Read or download the full report here.

IPEN Participating Organization, Toxics Link has released a new report revealing detections of the endocrine disrupting chemical, BPA in thermally printed paper.

http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-01-02/labour-act-2017-hailed-for-ensuring-workers-wellbeing.html

Jan 2, 2018

Kathmandu, Nepal

The recently endorsed Labour Act-2017, which requires employers to ensure a safe working environment for workers’ health and safety, has been applauded by the stakeholders.

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