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Myanmar: Child dies, 15 others show symptoms of lead poisoning allegedly due to chemical mishandling by metal factory
Author: Myint Kay Thi, Myanmar Times
"Child's death leads to close watch on factory", 12 June 2018 Authorities are closely monitoring a metal smelting and refining plant in Myaung Dagar Industrial Zone in Hmawbi township in Yangon following the death of a child from lead poisoning.... ...
Thailand: Academics wants paraquat herbicide banned; study shows chemical has adverse effect on pregnant women & infants
Author: Pratch Rujivanarom, The Nation
"Academics call for ban on use of paraquat herbicide", 22 March 2018...
Author: Frente Unido de Pueblos de La Laguna en Defensa de la Vida y el Territorio, Acción Colectiva y Red Mexicana de Afectados por la Minería (México)
“El Proyecto Cheomurs Laguna es Ilegal”, 22 de Agosto de 2017...
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Analysis shows only a hanfdul of company statements are meeting the Act’s requirements, majority lack adequate information
Author: Press Trust of India
About 250 people, including children, have fallen sick and hundreds of residents have been evacuated from their homes after a toxic gas leak from a fertiliser unit in Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong...Di-ammonium phosphate...leaked from the DAP...
Author: Jama Ayub, Times News Network
NGOs working for the victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy disaster burned an effigy of US President...Protests come after White House declined an online petition seeking US Department of Justice to serve the Bhopal court's notice on Dow Chemical.....
Author: India Blooms News Service
Leaders of all the organisations of survivors of the Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal on Wednesday condemned the governments of both India and USA for the non appearance of any representative of Dow Chemical Company in the ongoing criminal case on the...
- Related stories: India: Court order for Dow to appear, proposed cleanup plan are “ray of hope” for survivors of Bhopal gas disaster that killed over 22,000, says Amnesty India: Survivors & victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy continue to await justice & fair compensation
- Related companies: Dow Chemical
USA: Authorities blocks imports linked to 3 Chinese companies, suspected to be produced by prison labour
Author: Sophia Yan, CNN (USA)
"U.S. steps up pressure on China over prison labor", 6 Jun 2016...
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The Union Cabinet cleared amendments to the child labour law. The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 1986 banned the employment of children up to the age of 14 in hazardous occupations, this proposed Amendment bill prohibits employment...