Problems such as water pollution, unemployment, high greenhouse gas emissions and corruption not only undermine the progress of sustainable development efforts worldwide, they also threaten the abi

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report highlights the links between air pollution and the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (also called NCDs) that is affecting people worldwide.

1044 women of child-bearing age from 25 countries participated in the study. 42% of them had mercury levels greater than 1 ppm — the level that approximately corresponds to the US EPA reference dose.* 55% of the women had mercury levels greater than 0.58 ppm mercury, a more recent, science-based threshold based on data indicating harmful effects at lower levels of exposure. Mercury is a health threat to women and the developing fetus.

New research, commissioned by the India Committee of the Netherlands and Stop Child Labour, reveals that modern slavery, low wages, unsafe and unhealthy working conditions are rampant in granite quarries in South India. In some quarries, especially in waste stone processing, child labour is found.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of PC Sharma Vs M/s Proctor and Gamble Home & Others dated 03/08/2017 regarding the industrial unit of M/s Proctor and Gamble Home manufacturing since 1991 in Mandideep various home products including detergents, baby care products and other products having various chemical compositions.

This overview assembles existing evidence on the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – i.e. the indirect social and economic damage caused by the cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and waste generated by tobacco products.

The 16th edition of the African Economic Outlook highlights the fact that Africa’s economic performance is reflecting the perils of the global economy. The region’s real GDP growth slowed down to 2.2% in 2016, mainly due to the continued fall in commodity prices and weak global economic growth.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of People's Rights & Social Research Centre & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/05/2017 regarding migrant workers from tribal districts of Madhya Pradesh who contracted silicosis due to working in the unregulated quartz crushing factories of Godhra and Balasinor, Gujarat. Pollution Control Board has assured Supreme Court that inspections of factories will be carried out as desired by Prashant Bhushan, counsel appearing for Silicosis Peedit Sangh.

The Minerals Commission of Ghana with support from Australian government is developing an online mining licensing system for legal miners as a move to weed out galamsey, said Isaac Abraham, Head of

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster led to the largest ever marine oil spill. Individuals who worked on the spill were exposed to toxicants and stressors that could lead to adverse effects. The GuLF STUDY was designed to investigate relationships between oil spill exposures and multiple potential physical and mental health effects.

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