MUMBAI: Following complaints of a spurt in cases of jaundice and flu from a residential pocket along S V Road in Borivli, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC) has collected water samples to check for possible contamination.

Residents of the housing societies in the pocket, located opposite the police lock-up, have complained of illnesses due to dirty water supply.

In October 2010, nine ministries and commissions of China jointly issued Guidance on the Strengthening of Dioxin Pollution Prevention [Ministry of Environmental Protection of People’s Republic of China (MEP) 2010], which requires key dioxin-emitting industries to carry out comprehensive actions to reduce dioxin emissions.

Vaccine trials in a Madhya Pradesh government hospital are making children sick. Down To Earth finds out that harmful chemicals in high amounts is the culprit.

KOLKATA, 14 FEB: The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) receives several complaints against radiations from mobile network towers, but it is unable to act on them as it has not been delegated any power to deal with electro-pollution.
The WBPCB officials said that harmful effects of non-ionizing radiation from telecommunication towers is a much-debated topic and had been adequately resear

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday made an emotional appeal for the Jaitapur nuclear power project, saying that he would never tolerate an unsafe project for Maharashtra at any cost. Speaking at the

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has issued a show-cause notice to Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) in connection with environmental pollution on the Assagao Plateau and its vicinity.
The Assagao Communidade and residents in the locality had objected to the dumping and burning of garbage by MMC on Assagao hill.
Acting on this, the GSPCB had directed MMC to immediately stop dumping of

Beijing: Executions are not enough deterrent for Chinese culprits bent on raking in money in illegal ways, the police has indicated. The Chinese police found the 2008 scandal being repeated in milk dairies and arrested 96 people for mixing the toxic additive melamine with milk.
A similar case of contamination had left six children dead and 300,000 sick in 2008.

PARADIP: On the 6-km stretch of the beach are mounds of waste, leaving locals worried about their health.

The garbage at Kalinga Bali Yatra ground, which concluded last Friday, is an eyesore for onlookers.

The efforts of the municipal administration to clean it notwithstanding, locals are worried about the health hazards they may pose.

The worsening sanitation reflects on the illmaintaine

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