Toxic chemicals in our environment threaten our rivers and lakes, our air, land, and oceans, and ultimately ourselves and our future.

The production, trade, use, and release of many synthetic chemicals is now widely recognised as a global threat to human health and the environment.

Yet, the world's chemical industries continue to produce and release thousands of chemical compounds every year, in most cases with none or very little testing and understanding of their impacts on people and the environment.

Greener Electronics

The world is consuming more and more electronic products every year.This has caused a dangerous explosion in electronic scrap (e-waste) containing toxic chemicals and heavy metals that cannot be disposed ofor recycled safely. But this problem can be avoided. We are pressing leading electronic companies for change to turn back the toxic tide of e-waste. Know more

Project clean water

Water is central to our lives but it is also the world's most threatened essential resource. Some of the worst inddustrial pollution is contaminating the world's most vulnerable water resources.               Know more

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Integrity needed on fluoride's health risks: scientists

Feature story | August 25, 2003 at 6:00

Hundreds of leading scientists and public health activists from across the globe issued a joint statement today, urging governments promoting fluoridation to bring some integrity into the debate and stop the cover-up of the public health risks...

Toxic Hotspot

Feature story | August 4, 2003 at 6:00

Environmental group Greenpeace today marked the seawaters off Map Tha Phut Industrial Estate as one of the most polluted in Thailand. Greenpeace volunteers planted a sign declaring "Toxic Hotspot" at the outflow of the industrial estate in scenic...

Biggest day of action ever against incineration

Feature story | July 16, 2003 at 6:00

More than 253 groups from 62 countries today took action against waste incineration to serve notice to their governments that time is running out on the controversial technology despite vigorous attempts by the incineration industry to repackage...

Toxic trash from New Zealand mocks Global agreement to stop trade in hazardous waste

Feature story | July 2, 2003 at 6:00

Huge volumes of toxic trash, particularly used lead acid batteries from New Zealand continue to flood into the country despite an international consensus that prohibits the export of hazardous wastes from highly industrialized countries to...

Greenpeace launches project to tackle toxic problems in the Gulf of Thailand

Feature story | June 19, 2003 at 6:00

Environmental group Greenpeace today inaugurated its Save the Gulf of Thailand - Our Food Basket project by highlighting invisible threats to the food source in the Gulf of Thailand. The group called on the Thai government to establish Pollutant...

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