‘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

After sending fire crackers commonly used in Diwali and often handled by children to a private laboratory, NGO Awaaz Foundation has written to the chief minister and the Ministry of Environment, Fo

The Ministry of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has begun the process required to ratify and rapidly implement the Minamata Convention on mercury to protect human life and th

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?

The Tribunal had constituted a core committee to monitor the potential hazards of industrial development in Singrauli area and five sub-committees for quantification of industrial pollution and impact assessment of water, air, soil and health in and around Singrauli.

The tanneries in Kasur in Pakistan, where the world-famous handmade “Kasuri jutti” is made, is spreading pollution across the border in Punjab.

Even minuscule increases in the amount of tiny chemical particles -- by 10 micrograms per cubic metre of air, for example -- lead to roughly a 10 percent increase in risk of death due to heart dise

People who take unregulated complementary medicines are at a higher risk of being contaminated by heavy metals, a medical scientist has warned.

Mercury pollution in California may be coming from a surprising source: elephant seals.

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has started to regulate cosmetics laced with heavy metals after the Drug Technical advisory Board (DTAB), country’s apex body on drugs, proposed to restr