Google Translate


A Toxics-Free Future



Vendu dans les rayons en République du Congo, le produit de la marque américaine Johnson&Johnson contiendrait des substances potentiellement cancérigènes.
The company has already done so in the USA and Canada and should not operate a double standard in Mexico

(Mexico City) - IPEN environmental and health organizations, together with other civil society organizations, sent a letter yesterday to the Ministry of Health, the Federal Commission for the Protection of Sanitary Risks and the Federal Attorney's Office of the Consumer, requesting to end the sale of J&J baby powder and any other brands containing mineral talc, to avoid risks to the health of consumers by applying the Precautionary Principle.

Click the link above to read the letter and press release (Spanish).

Read the letter and press release urging the Mexican governemnet to recall Johnson and Johnson products containing mineral talc and join other international governments in banning talc that may contain asbestos from products.

Documents are in Spanish.

Kathleen Ruff et Jean Zigby - Respectivement récipiendaire de la Médaille de l’Assemblée nationale, et Ancien président de l’Association canadienne des médecins pour l’environnement

In the run-up to the Rotterdam Convention's 9th Conference of the Parties (COP9), IPEN completed a "Views" document that addresses some issues that will be discussed at the COP9. These include enhancing effectiveness; compliance; amendments to Articles 16 & 22; listing HBCD, carbosulfan and chrysotile asbestos; and more.

The Views document can be read here.

Rotterdam COP9

Justice for Asbestos Victims

On the opening day of the Rotterdam Convention COP, Indonesian and other Ban Asbestos campaigners, Rotterdam Convention Alliance representatives, and supporters held a vigil and media conference at the entrance to the meeting venue in order to remind delegates about their responsibility to include chrysotile asbestos in the Convention. Subono, a victim of asbestos, later gave the following intervention in the plenary: