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Levels of e-waste soar in Asia as gadgets become affordable, UN says

Levels of e-waste soar in Asia as gadgets become affordable, UN says | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Amount of electronic waste up 63% in five years, with China’s more than doubling, United Nations University report finds
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A troubling development across Asia, we need to find a new model for consumption before this problem spirals out of control.

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Greenland calls on Denmark to clean up toxic waste buried in melting ice sheet

Greenland calls on Denmark to clean up toxic waste buried in melting ice sheet | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Greenland's government wants Denmark to pay for cleanup at a nuclear waste site under the island's melting ice sheet.
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A Pervasive Threat: The Danger of in utero BPA Exposure - Endocrine News

A Pervasive Threat: The Danger of in utero BPA Exposure - Endocrine News | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new study presented at ENDO 2016 revealed a possible link between bisphenol A exposure in utero to breast cancer later in life. In the process, the researchers created a new bioassay that can test chemicals much faster than typical animal studies. Almost every single person alive today has detectable amounts of endocrine-disrupting chemical
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Study finds about 100 super polluters are fouling the air we breathe

Study finds about 100 super polluters are fouling the air we breathe | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it

The Bergen Generating Station on Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield, owned by PSEG Power, is North America's largest producer of toxic emissions, an independent investigation found.

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Rivers Flowing Into the Great Lakes Are Teeming with Microplastic Pollution

Rivers Flowing Into the Great Lakes Are Teeming with Microplastic Pollution | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The minute plastics are in the food chain, and they’re increasingly shown to harm the health of marine animals.
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Are You Eating Food That Was Irrigated with Oilfield Wastewater?

Are You Eating Food That Was Irrigated with Oilfield Wastewater? | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
California environmental activists say oil wastewater doesn’t belong on farms until it is proven safe. California water districts disagree.
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Microbeads are leaching toxic chemicals into fish, sparking public health fears

Microbeads are leaching toxic chemicals into fish, sparking public health fears | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new study shows that microbeads are transferring toxic chemicals into fish that could be ending up on our plates.
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KFC urged to phase out harmful antiobiotics in meat supply

KFC urged to phase out harmful antiobiotics in meat supply | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Consumer groups and shareholder investors are calling upon fast-food chain KFC to phase out harmful antibiotic use in its meat supply in order to combat the "catastrophic" global health threat of antibiotic-resistant "superbug" bacteria. - edie news centre
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Antoine Adragna's curator insight, October 4, 2016 7:38 AM

Article à propos des utilisation d'antibiotique dans la chaine de fast food 'KFC'

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These toxins in our food almost certainly shouldn’t be there

These toxins in our food almost certainly shouldn’t be there | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Sometimes our food lies to us. Is it really safe to eat? Is it even what’s listed on the packet? A lab in Belfast is one of best places in the world to find out.
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Geographic cancer clusters are rampant but impossible to prove

Despite their best efforts, scientists can't prove the connection between industrial plants emitting noxious chemicals and geographical outliers in cancer numbers.
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Mercury levels enough to impact children’s brain development: report | Toronto Star

Mercury levels enough to impact children’s brain development: report | Toronto Star | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new report examining impact of mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows First Nation says obvious symptoms are the “tip of the iceberg,”
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Last week we signed a statement calling for a Mercury ban. This article highlights the importance of such a ban.

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There's a killer lurking in your canned food

There's a killer lurking in your canned food | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
It’s a case of conflicting studies that could have serious consequences for the health of Canadians.
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Time-Lapse: 72 Hours of Air Pollution in Shijiazhuang

Time-Lapse: 72 Hours of Air Pollution in Shijiazhuang | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Smog in northern China hits maximum AQI reading at some monitoring stations.
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Geneva neighborhood tainted by toxic metals

Geneva neighborhood tainted by toxic metals | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Dozens of Geneva property owners have learned their soil contains toxic arsenic and lead.
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Dad Launches Startup That Puts Toxic Kids’ Products to the Test

Dad Launches Startup That Puts Toxic Kids’ Products to the Test | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Chinese parent concerned about potentially harmful stationery used by children founds scientific sleuthing company.
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New chemicals may be less toxic for Arctic wildlife: researcher

New chemicals may be less toxic for Arctic wildlife: researcher | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Preliminary research shows some chemicals used in many everyday items like pesticides and clothing may be better for the environment than the original persistent organic pollutants they replaced.
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Fish for dinner? Your seafood might come with a side of plastic

Fish for dinner? Your seafood might come with a side of plastic | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Fish are “stuffing themselves” on plastic, but scientists are still trying to figure out what effect that might have on those of us who eat seafood
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Bottles, bags, ropes and toothbrushes: the struggle to track ocean plastics

Bottles, bags, ropes and toothbrushes: the struggle to track ocean plastics | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Scientists know that there is a colossal amount of plastic in the oceans. But they don’t know where it all is, what it looks like or what damage it does.
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Commission drafts revision to simplify ‘ecotoxic’ waste assessment

The European Commission has drafted a revision to Annex III of the Waste Framework Directive to enable more consistent assessment of hazardous waste streams across member states
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Water industry: Light criteria on endocrine disruptors benefit polluters

Water industry: Light criteria on endocrine disruptors benefit polluters | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A less strict approach on defining endocrine disruptors will help industries producing such substances “pollute and not pay”, the association representing Europe's water sector (EurEau) told EurActiv.com.
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Mercury-Laden Sea Lion Carcasses Threaten California's Coastal Condors

Mercury-Laden Sea Lion Carcasses Threaten California's Coastal Condors | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it

The new findings put a wrench in conservation of one of the world's rarest birds
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Wal-Mart Asks Its Suppliers to Stop Using Eight Chemicals

Wal-Mart Asks Its Suppliers to Stop Using Eight Chemicals | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking suppliers to remove formaldehyde, triclosan and six other substances from their products, part of an effort to eliminate controversial chemicals from household goods.
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Study Finds Pharmaceuticals, Other Micropollutants In Hudson Estuary

Study Finds Pharmaceuticals, Other Micropollutants In Hudson Estuary | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A first-of-its-kind study released Friday points to a long and varied list of micropollutants in the Hudson River estuary. Dozens of products were
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Group Highlights Link Between Chemicals in Household Items, Brain Development in Kids

Group Highlights Link Between Chemicals in Household Items, Brain Development in Kids | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A national group of health advocates and researchers says there’s a clear link between toxic chemicals in food and everyday products and brain development
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