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Public Interest Organizations Cheer “Big Win” for Health and the Environment

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(Gothenburg, Sweden) A European Commission decision to allow a Canadian company to sell pigments for paints containing highly dangerous chemicals has today been deemed illegal.

Environmental organisations have welcomed a ruling by the Tribunal of the EU that overturns the authorisation granted to Dominion Colour Corporation (DCC) to supply red and yellow lead chromate pigments to European markets.

IPEN and its partner organisations are continuing the fight against the use of lead chromates in paints.

The legal challenge brought in 2017 by IPEN, the International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec), ClientEarth and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is still ongoing. The case challenges a decision of the European Commission allowing the use of two highly hazardous pigments in road markings and painting industrial machines.

Quezon City.  Don’t make, don’t sell and don’t buy poison lipsticks!

Facilities in Douala are significant sources of lead pollution

 

Yaoundé, 18 January 2018 – An international study found extensive lead contamination around lead battery recycling plants in Cameroon and six additional African countries.  The contamination levels in soil ranged up to 14% lead with average concentrations of 2% lead.

Children in Yaoundé have levels that are five times higher than in France

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The Guardian Reporter

LOCAL health and environmental conservations activists are putting pressure on regulators to impose stringent guidelines on locally manufactured and imported children’s toys as studies show that they are harmful.

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