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A Toxics-Free Future

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BPA (Bisphenol A) is an organic molecule that was first synthesized in 1895. It is a synthetic estrogen, and has two forms: one is polycarbonate and is sometimes used in plastic baby bottles, and the other is epoxy resins, used in the linings of some food and beverage containers, dental sealants and numerous other consumer products.

A major disaster looms over head

Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

Lack of awareness and policy about e-waste result in health and environmental hazards

ESDO e-waste info graphic

IPEN, Chinese and Czech partners have been working on a 2-year, EU-funded project called: "Strengthening the Capacity of Pollution Victims and Civil Society Organizations to Increase Chemical Safety in China. The Project includes public awareness-raising, resource materials, data generation, and case studies carried out in geographically and functionally diverse areas in three categories: metals, wastes, and chemicals.

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

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