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Herbal is actual ly chemical, baked is fake and organic is certainly not organic. On the eve of Holi, a sample survey conducted by the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) has shown that most of the colours being sold as herbal colours actually contain harmful chemical sub stances including benzene, nickel, auramine and lead chromium.

Thu, 2011-01-27 05:07

Under Environment Protection Act, Penalty Can Only Go Up To 1 Lakh

New Delhi: The tar balls floating up to Goa beaches and blighting the picture-perfect tourism hotspot have again brought to the fore how weak the environment and liability laws are in India when it comes to checking maritime pollution.

The recent collision of two cargo ships off the Mumbai coast, and the consequent oil sp

Aarti Dhar

In a concerted effort to bring out information on toxic substances and their use in everyday products in the public domain, vis-

Cadmium Levels In Glasses Slightly Above Safe Levels

Trudy Rubin

The goal is to end the farmers' addiction to chemical fertilisers China's leadership has recognised the problem and adopted new regulations on industrial and agricultural pollution. But that doesn't guarantee that all local officials -- let alone polluters -- will follow the rules

Hrishikesh Joshi / Pune May 06, 2010, 0:50 IST

A little over two weeks after European Union (EU) authorities rejected a 52,000-tonne export consignment of Indian grapes worth Rs 300 crore, the issue is yet to be resolved.

MUMBAI: The next time your order your favourite sea-food delicacy, think about what you won't see on your plate. According to a recent study by the PETA India, not only do fish contain deadly toxins, but also the manner in which fishing is carried out could make your stomach churn.

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