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USAID, SON partner to tackle lead poisoning in Nigeria

The United States Government through its Agency for International Development (USAID) has agreed to collaborate with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) towards mitigating...

Lead poisoning: Artisanal miners trained on safe gold processing methods

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development says it is training artisanal miners on safe ways of processing gold to avoid outbreak of lead...

Almost 1m people die every year due to lead poisoning – WHO

Each year, an estimated 1 million people, die from lead poisoning, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN body adds that millions more,...

SRADev seeks elimination of leaded paint in Nigeria

As countries work towards elimination of lead and its components in paint production due to its adverse effect on the health of man and...

Group hands over lead poisoning management to Zamfara

An international medical non-governmental organisation, Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF), has handed over the management of lead poisoning to the Zamfara State Government after 12...

Philippine group finds excessive lead levels in 37 imported spray paints

Paint products in aerosol cans containing high levels of lead are still offered for sale by offline and online retailers despite the ban on...

EU introduces higher lead standards for food safety

European food safety standards for the amounts of lead and cadmium that foodstuffs can contain were becoming stricter as part of a wider cancer-prevention...

EcoWaste Coalition raises alert over lead contaminated lipsticks

As the National Lipstick Day was observed on July 29, a toxics watchdog group issued a red alert following its discovery of dirt cheap...

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GCF considers 17 new climate proposals at Korea board meeting

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board convening for its 39th meeting (GCF B.39) from July 15 to 18, 2024,...
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DRC joins Elephant Protection Initiative as 25th member state

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become the 25th member state of the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), a pan-African alliance...

COP29: Azerbaijan announces grant competition for NGOs, Ed Miliband to lead UK negotiations

The Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry of Azerbaijan together with the Agency for State Support to Non-governmental Organisations has...

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GCF considers 17 new climate proposals at Korea board meeting

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board convening for its...

DRC joins Elephant Protection Initiative as 25th member state

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become the 25th member...
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