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Deadly asbestos exported to Asia

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Asbestos is cleaned from buildings in Europe because of the hazards to human health. But Europe still exports asbestos to Asia in the form of old ships full of hazardous waste which are scrapped on beaches by unprotected workers. We are acting to...

A guide and analysis to assist countries with implementing the Stockholm Convention...

Publication | 18 June, 2003 at 2:00

The present paper is intended as an analysis and guide to assist countries with implementation of the POPs treaty, and the development of legislation to address all hazardous substances. The paper provides reference information for the treaty...

Shipping company calls for international mandatory regulation to stop deadly effects...

Press release | 10 June, 2003 at 2:00

One of the world's biggest shipping companies, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), conceded today that international mandatory regulations are necessary to protect workers and prevent environmental pollution at Asian shipbreaking yards. MSC...

Raining chemicals?

Feature story | 28 May, 2003 at 2:00

To most people, it is the pure sweet refreshing act of nature that sometimes soaks you when you least expect it but always washes away the dirt and refreshes the landscape. But along with the rain comes some nasty chemicals where you would least...

Hazardous Chemicals in Precipitation

Publication | 26 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace study showing that rainwater in three European countries is polluted with a range of hazardous chemicals.Scientists analysed 50 samples of rainwater collected by Greenpeace across the Netherlands, with secondary sampling from Belgium...

French actress Marion Cotillard volunteers

Image | 14 May, 2003 at 3:00

French actress Marion Cotillard volunteers to have her home tested for toxic chemicals.

Survivors of worst chemical disaster confront industry executives

Press release | 8 May, 2003 at 2:00

Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike, two women survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India brought the disaster home to top executives of Dow Chemical, Union Carbide's new owners. The survivors addressed...

Hungry for justice

Feature story | 8 May, 2003 at 2:00

Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike, two survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India brought the disaster home to top executives of Dow Chemical. The survivors addressed shareholders and leadership at Dow's Annual...

Protecting us from the worst chemicals? Delay and indecision from the Prodi Commission

Press release | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

Today, the Prodi Commission failed to endorse the principles for a new EU chemicals policy that had been presented by Commissioners Wallström and Liikanen. Environmental NGOs blame the Commission President for failing to take leadership for what...

Greenpeace exposes hidden poisons in our homes

Press release | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00

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