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As we finish using an aesthetically designed tube of toothpaste, face wash or face wash, thousands of microbeads and microplastics would have mixed with the water systems, thereby causing serious e

‘Mercury in the Mist,’ a documentary on plight of people affected by alleged mercury contamination by Hindustan Uniliver Clinical Thermometer factory in Kodaikanal, was screened by Sevvakam, a yout

CHENNAI: Could the move by Hindustan Unilever to bring down mercury level in the factory site to 20mg/kg pose no threat to to the ecologically sensitive watershed in Kodaikanal?

Order of the Calcutta High Court in the matter of Hindustan Unilever Limited Vs Procter and Gamble Home Products Limited dated 15/02/2010 regarding advertisement and telecasting of the television commercials which disparage the goods of the petitioner (Hindustan Unilever Limited).

A cross-sectional epidemiological survey of 255 individuals (130 current permanent employees, 64 contract workers, 55 ex-employees and 6 scrap dealers) coupled with a retrospective cohort study of the occupational health of 290 employees (all permanent employees who ever worked in the factory over a span of 15 years) was conducted in a mercury thermometer plant at Kodaikanal in India. 

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Kodaikkanal, India, suffered mercury contamination due to emissions and waste from a thermometer factory. Kodai Lake is situated to the north of the factory. The present study determined mercury in waters, sediment and fish samples and compared the values with those from two other lakes, Berijam and Kukkal. Total mercury (HgT) of 356e465 ng l