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QC Bans Mercury-Laden Skin Whiteners Ahead of 2020 Global Phase-Out Deadline

QC Bans Mercury-Laden Skin Whiteners Ahead of 2020 Global Phase-Out Deadline

TO protect the public from mercury exposure, the Quezon City local government recently took a bold action by cracking down on dangerous mercury laden skin whitening cosmetics. This was learned shortly after an environment and public health watchdog, EcoWaste Coalition, lauded the city government for its action after it passed Ordinance No. 2767 into law. The new city ordinance prohibits […]

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Manila City government asked to enforce ban on mercury contaminated beauty products

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK AN environmentalist group on Sunday asked Manila City government to take action against retailers of mercury-laced skin whitening products due to the imminent danger or injury they pose to consumers. The EcoWaste Coalition made the plea after its members were able to two brands of imported skin lightening creams from China that the Food and […]

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Wanton disposal of mercury laden products continues to endanger the environment and waste workers – EcoWaste Coalition

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE continuing improper disposal of mercury laden burned-out fluorescent lamps is polluting the environment and posing health hazards to waste workers, especially those who are uninformed and unprotected. The Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, issued the warning following the release of its latest report “The Toxic Silence of the Lamps,” […]

Davao City Retailers Defy Ban on the Sale of Mercury-Tainted Skin Whitening Cosmetics. Image © EcoWaste Coalition

Mercury laden cosmetics openly sold in Davao City

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK DESPITE the warnings about the life threatening potential of mercury laden cosmetics, at least six wholesale and retail outlets in Davao City still continue to market them to unsuspecting consumers. This prompted the EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, to alert Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte about the matter. The coalition told Duterte […]