The drive to the Chittagong shipbreaking yards betrays the character of the destination. The road is dotted with shops selling remnants of once-floating behemoths. Timber, torn out of ships, and wood

researchers from usa and Denmark have confirmed an association between increased exposure to persistent organic pollutants (pops) like polychlorinated biphenyls (pcb) and decreased antibody

In the first week of February, the European Commission (ec) adopted a new law setting maximum levels of

A degraded environment brings with it a set of health problems - some new and some, which have posed a challenge over the years. Presenting Body Burden, a compilation of reports from Down to Earth on the health impacts of environment pollution in India.

The Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) is at risk of extinction throughout its range as a result of incidental catches, habitat degradation, and pollution. Populations of Irrawaddy dolphins are constrained by the species

India signs Stockholm Convention

Concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and non- and mono-ortho-substituted polychlorinated biphenyls (dioxin-like PCBs) were measured in tissues of humans, fishes, chicken, lamb, goat, predatory birds, and Ganges River dolphins collected from various locations in India.

A historical chance to get rid of some of the most toxic substances known to humans

A national plan for the elimination of polyclorinated biphenyls (pcbs) was recently adopted by the Argentine government. This has been done to phase out the harmful chemicals by 2025. "Once we

the Japanese cabinet will soon approve two bills that are aimed at encouraging the processing of polychlorinated biphenyls (pcb), a chemical that causes sexual, neural and developmental problems

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