Events Health

More than Half of the Children on the Planet are not Protected from Lead Paint Exposures: Global Lead Week of Action Calls for Ban on Lead Paint

  GöTEBORG, Sweden — Environmental health scientists, child health advocates, governments, and paint industry associations are uniting this week (October 21-27, 2018) for the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action. Calling for protections for the 857 million children ages 0-9 years old who live in countries with no protective lead paint regulations, organizations in […]

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Statement on the October 2018 meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

THE meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, from 13:00 to 17:00 Geneva time (CET). Conclusion It was the view of the Committee that […]


EcoWaste Coalition warns about the use of lead contaminated paint brush in food preparations

AN Environment and public health watchdog yesterday warned the public from using paint brushes in grilling or making food preparations due to the lead contaminated paint in its handle. The EcoWaste Coalition, in a report entitled “Get the Lead Out of Paint Brushes,” aired the warning after it discovered high levels of lead in non-food […]

Health News

PDEA at advertising agency nagkaisang magtulungan laban sa bawal na gamot

Ni Santiago Celario LALONG lumakas ang kampanya ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency laban sa illegal na droga matapos itong makipagkasundo sa isang advertising company para lumikha ng mga cartoons o animated video kaugnay sa patuloy na kilos ng pamahalaan laban sa ipinagbabawal na gamot. Sa ilalim ng Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) na nilagdaan ng PDEA […]

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Gov. Torres to provide land for preservation of medicinal plants on the islands

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN response to the appeal of native healers for a piece of land to protect and preserve medicinal plants, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph DLG Torres will designate a piece of real estate on Saipan, Tinian and Rota. (Read More: The governor recently made the promise after signing a […]

Health News

QC creates committee on gender-based violence

IN order to better serve and provide a more comprehensive service to the victims or survivors of gender-based violence and abuse, Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has signed an ordinance reinforcing the organizational structure of the city’s Protection Center. City Ordinance 2701-2018, introduced by Councilors Irene Belmonte, Lena Marie Juico, Julienne Alyson Rae Medalla, […]

Environment Health News

Cellphone repair technicians are exposed to health hazards due to lead solder wires – EcoWaste Coalition

AN ENVIRONMENT and public health watchdog called on the Philippine government inculcate health consciousness among cellular phone repair technicians after noting their use of lead as a soldering material. In a recent statement, the EcoWaste Coalition pressed the Department of Labor and Employment through the Occupational Safety and Health Center to conduct training programs in […]

Diaspora Health News

LA County helps families keep sight of loved ones with autism, dementia

By Abner Galino THE County of Los Angeles last week launched a countywide program dubbed as “L.A. Found,” which was aimed at quickly finding persons with autism, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease whenever they wander and go missing. The Wednesday launching of the project was led by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Sheriff Jim McDonnell, […]

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There is a gap between healthcare and ordinary folks in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio THERE is an existing gap between ordinary folks and healthcare in Saipan, according a Fil-Am intern of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Abigail Dimaano made this observation during her internship at the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC). She said her observation confirmed her desire to want to pursue either medicine or […]

Health News

Currency Notes Pose Health Hazards, Indian Traders Demand Govt. Intervention

By Sputnik News IN a letter to the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Traders Body has sought an investigation to assess the “potential health hazards allegedly posed by currency notes.” New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Confederation of All India Traders Body (CAIT) has quoted findings from various studies which claim the currency notes are often contaminated with disease-causing pathogens […]

Environment Health News

DENR suportado ang pagbabawal ng paggamit ng plastic sa Boracay

Ni Santiago Celario PARA maprotektahan ang kalikasan, nagpahayag nitong araw ng Linggo ng suporta ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa ang ginawang pagbabawal ng lokal na pamahalaan sa paggamit ng disposable na plastic sa isla ng Boracay. Ayon sa isang pahayag, suportado ng DENR ang inisyatiba ng Pamahalaang Bayan ng Malay sa […]

Environment Health News

Boracay is a No Smoking zone

ENVIRONMENTALISTS and health advocates have lauded Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat for banning smoking in public places. Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Philippines, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines (FCAP) and the Ecowaste Coalition, in a statement, said Romulo-Puyat took a bold step in protecting the island of Boracay. “We laud Sec. […]

Environment Health

Environmentalists seek the immediate closure of the open dump in Mapandan, Pangasinan

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environmentalist and public health watchdog, recently asked the government to close the illegal municipal dumpsite in Mapandan, Pangasinan following mounting concerns by local residents. Reacting to the environmental and health concerns raised by residents of Barangay Primicias in Mapandan town, the EcoWaste Coalition, early this month, asked the Department of Environment […]