Author: jo

Toxic waste

Many household products contain toxic chemicals that are corrosive, ignitable, or reactive ingredients and are considered ‘hazardous wastes’. Examples include leftover paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and...

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Northern Rivers hot-spot for birth defect

Watch the ABC TV’s  7.30 two-part report on the issue: Babies Born with Rare Condition Cluster Fears Remain in Northern Rivers District The NSW Northern Rivers may be a hot-spot for an horrific and rare birth defect which has...

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Fracking chemicals have never been tested for safety

Call for moratorium as report finds fracking chemicals have never been tested for safety The National Toxics Network (NTN) has released a briefing paper on the chemicals used in the drilling and extraction of coal seam gas (CSG)...

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Jo Immig, NTN’s Coordinator

Jo Immig is the National Toxic Network’s Coordinator and has worked on chemical pollution issues for over 25 years. Jo’s area of interest is children’s environmental health.Jo has a degree in applied science with a major...

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Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Snr Advisor

Mariann Lloyd-Smith is  Senior Advisor to the National Toxics Network and to IPEN, an international public interest NGO. She has worked in the area of chemicals policy and waste management for over two decades and  currently...

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Jane Bremmer, WA activist

Instrumental in WA’s Contaminated Sites Act, Jane has been an environmental health activist in WA for over 25 years. After suffering adverse health impacts from an historical huge waste oil pit near their home, Jane and her...

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Imogen Ingram, Cook Islands

Imogen is an indigenous leader and environmental activist with the Island Sustainability Alliance in the Cook Islands.      . She works on issues such as safer management of chemical contaminants, climate change impacts,...

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Dr Meriel Watts, New Zealand

A well known activist and specialist on pesticide, Meriel coordinates Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Aotearoa New Zealand, is Senior Science Advisor to PAN Asia and the Pacific, and Co-Chairs the POPs Pesticide Working group for...

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Dr Rye Senjen, Melbourne

Rye Senjen is a longterm activist and researcher. She has been involved in a variety of issues over the last 30 years. She is internationally known for her work on nanotechnology and has also written on coal seam gas,...

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Lee Bell, WA Researcher

Lee has been a high profile activist, researcher and commentator on toxics issues throughout Australia for 25 years.     . Lee specializes in contaminated sites, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), industrial emissions and...

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Toxic Tasmania? (Dr Alison Bleaney)

Can Tasmania really claim its ‘clean and green’ image? Despite its beautiful wilderness and slow-paced way of life, it’s unsettling to learn that Tasmania has the nation’s highest rates of cancer (age standardised,...

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