Use of antibiotics is strongly linked with antibiotic resistance. Just like in humans, antibiotic overuse and misuse in rearing food animals such as chicken, fish, dairy and pigs is known to cause emergence and spread of resistance. Besides food and direct contact, waste from such animal and aquaculture farms carrying antibiotic residues and resistant bacteria spreads resistance to larger environment and affects human health.
Adopting dual standards is a practice large multi national corporations follow especially when it comes to developing countries.
Oil is essential for our body to function. But that does not mean that we should take for granted the cooking mediums we use in our food.
Most beauty products in India are tainted with toxic heavy metals, shows a study by Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment
Mercury is a very toxic and dangerous substance. It is poisonous in all forms - inorganic, organic or elemental. Mercury is a proven neurotoxin. Inhaling mercury vapours can severely damage the respiratory tract. Sore throat, coughing, pain or tightness in the chest, headache, muscle weakness, anorexia, gastrointestinal disturbance, fever, bronchitis and pneumonitis are symptoms of mercury toxicity. Health concerns should be reason enough for us to properly manage its imports and disposal.
One often finds unsuspecting people buying bottled water or packaged drinking water thinking its safe. Well think again.
We generally take toys for granted but this may no longer be the case atleast not if we are concerned about the health of our young children.
A Training Needs Assessment (TNA) survey of the pollution control boards was undertaken by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) during January-March 2009, with support and assistance from theUnion ministry of environment and forests (MoEF).
India’s richest lands – with minerals, forests, wildlife, water sources – are home to its poorest people. Mining in India has, contrary to government’s claims, done little for the development of the mineral-bearing regions of the country: says the latest publication from New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment -its 356-page 6th State of India’s Environment Report, titled Rich Lands, Poor People - Is Sustainable Mining Possible?
Modern houses are full of harmful chemicals. One of them is lead, present in paints. Though several countries have banned the use of this substance India