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https://ampe.vnexpress.net/news/business/samsung-electronics-sparks-at-labor-abuse-claims-in-vietnam-3674727.html

Samsung said a sample size of 45 female workers is insufficient to conclude its workers suffer from health problems like fatigue, dizziness and miscarriages.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1367047/contaminated-eggs-found...

The government has been urged to make a serious effort to combat persistent organic pollutants (POPS), toxic byproducts from industrial processes, from damaging the environment after a recent study found unsafe levels of POPs in eggs collected near factories in Samut Sakhon and Khon Kaen.

EcoWaste Coalition
Unit 336, Eagle Court, 26 Matalino St., 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone/Fax: 4411846  E-Mail: info@ecowastecoalition.org
Website: http://ecowastecoalition.blogspot.com

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http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/558019/filipinos-urge-trudeau-take-out-canadian-trash-still-festering-manila

 

MANILA, Philippines — Justin Trudeau's visit to the Philippines brought him within a short walk of a Canadian controversy that has lingered in the Port of Manila for years: about 100 stranded containers crammed with thousands of tons of rotting trash from Canada.

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Environmentalists Laud Progress in Eliminating Lead in Solvent-Based Paints in the Philippines

http://www.smh.com.au/world/the-real-price-of-gold-in-lombok-indonesian-women-with-toxic-mercury-levels-20171005-gyuy5q.html 

Sekotong, Lombok: Elawati blames herself for what happened to her son.

Rizki Ashadi is five and still wears a nappy. He sits on a rug on the porch, dribbling and contorting his limbs. The front of his sky-blue top is wet with drool and one of his beautiful liquid brown eyes points inwards.

https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/minamata-disease-the-case-of-shinobu-sakamoto-of-japan/?utm_content=buffer30d9a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

It is now more than 60 years since the Minamata disease manifested affecting many people and leading to the deaths of many more. Minamata disease is a neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning.

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