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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in The Hindu dated 29.03.2022 titled “Detecting microplastics in human blood” dated 01/03/2023.

Proceedings were initiated suo-motu in the light of media reports to the effect that in absence of enforcement of environmental norms on the subject, small particles of plastics enter the blood cells of human being through food, having adverse health impact.

The high prevalence of aflatoxins in maize and other staple foods in the EAC has become an important obstacle to domestic and regional food trade.

The issue for consideration is compliance of the judgment by the Supreme Court in M.C. Mehta vs. Union of India & Ors: (2004) directing shifting/closing of industrial activities falling under category ‘F’ of the Master Plan of Delhi, 2001. Aggrieved by the inaction of the authorities on the subject, petitions were filed in the Delhi High Court alleging that unauthorized industrial activities which included handling of plastic and its illegal disposal by way of burning, etc. were continuing. The proceedings were transferred to the Tribunal. 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Charudatt Koli Vs M/s Sea Lord Containers Ltd. dated 15/07/2019 regarding air pollution in the outskirts of Mumbai, in and around villages Ambapada and Mahul. The major contributor to the air pollution are said to be the logistic services, storing oil, gas and chemical items, as well as oil companies releasing emissions. The emissions include Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) on account of loading, storage and unloading operations of hazardous chemicals at various stages.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dal Chand & Others Vs D. P. Panchal & Co. & Others dated 11/07/2019 regarding pollution caused by D.P. Panchal & Co., Magnum Ventures Ltd., Careyel Medical Systems P. Ltd., P. Ent Labels, Skilltron and Krbi Ltd. in District Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Chemicals in the form of pesticides, chlorinated solvents, petroleum chemicals, mercury PCBs, dioxins and other persisting organic pollutants are polluting the environment and causing health hazard. The applicants in support of their argument have filed photographs.

The objectives of this study were to characterize the emissions of indoor air pollutants from the burning of mosquito coils and cigarettes using a closed environmental chamber, to compare air pollutant emissions from different types of mosquito coils and cigarettes, which are popular in Indian market; to quantify emissions from burning of mosquito coils and cigarettes with respect to particulate matter (PM0.25, PM1.0, PM2.5, and PM10) and metals.

Almost every coal-fired power plant in the US is contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollution, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of coal ash waste disposal.

During the Vietnam War, United States aircraft sprayed more than 20 million gallons of herbicides, including dioxin-contaminated Agent Orange, on the country's rain forests, wetlands, and croplands

The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed amending its regulations regarding the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for certain pesticides used in connection with food and food products.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rashtriya Welfare Samiti Vs State of Haryana dated 18/12/2018 regarding Bestway Agencies Pvt. Ltd. at Plot No.