Author: jo

Brominated Flame Retardants (PBDEs)

Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) are used as flame retardants by the electronics industry and in a wide range of products including computers, white goods, car interiors, carpets and carpet underlay, polyurethane foams in...

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Chemical Body Burden and Biomonitoring

‘Chemical body burden’ refers to the chemical residues humans and wildlife carry in their fats, blood, bone and breastmilk. The testing for or ‘biomonitoring’ of chemical body residues provides an effective and powerful tool to...

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Pacific Program for Environmental Health and Justice

The Pacific Program for Environmental Health and Justice aims to strengthen the role of Pacific environmental NGOs, thereby contributing to regional and international efforts to grow the global environmental health movement to...

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Pesticides

What’s wrong with pesticides? When  pesticides are used to produce our food they also have impacts on our health and the environment. Since the introduction of industrialised chemical agriculture there have been growing problems...

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