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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...

Philippine groups push for stronger anti-asbestos policy to protect human health

There is an urgent need to modify and improve the Philippines' 21-year-old asbestos policy regulation on the manufacture and use of asbestos and asbestos containing...

Filipino environmentalists welcome speedy Supreme Court resolution on plastic pollution lawsuit

Environmental health and justice advocates in the Philippines welcomed the Supreme Court’s issuance of the Writ of Kalikasan and Writ of Continuing Mandamus for the...

Death toll surges as ‘climate change charged’ Typhoon Rai hits Philippines

At least 375 people are now known to have died after a powerful storm struck the Philippines over the weekend. Super Typhoon Rai - with...

Philippine NGO asserts enforcement of ASEAN ban on mercury in cosmetics

Mercury in cosmetics remains a serious threat to human health and the environment 14 years after the ASEAN regional bloc decided to ban it...

Mercury contamination: Philippine FDA bans five beauty creams from Pakistan

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines has issued separate advisories warning consumers against the purchase and use of five imported “beauty...

Philippines tightens regulations on highly toxic cadmium, hexavalent chromium

The Government of the Philippines has imposed new policies tightening regulations on the industrial uses of cancer-causing cadmium and hexavalent chromium to protect human...

Philippine study finds lead in industrial paints sold locally

The report “Lead in Solvent-Based Industrial Paints Sold in the Philippines” released on Sunday, October 24, 2021, in time for the UN-backed International Lead...

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US Supreme Court limits EPA’s power to combat climate change

The Supreme Court of the United States on Thursday, June 30, 2022, sharply cut back the Environmental Protection Agency’s...
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UN-Habitat’s ‘World Cities Report 2022’ urges cities on climate action

A new United Nations report says an increase in extreme weather events and natural disasters like flooding, heatwaves and...

Group empowers school children on climate change

The Bundles Care Support Initiatives, an NGO, on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Ilorin, Kwara State, trained teachers and...

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US Supreme Court limits EPA’s power to combat climate change

The Supreme Court of the United States on Thursday,...

UN-Habitat’s ‘World Cities Report 2022’ urges cities on climate action

A new United Nations report says an increase in...