Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Invasion of chemicals in our daily life: Opt for healthy lifestyle by avoiding hazardous chemicals

CAP views with dismay the presence of a wide range of hazardous chemicals in consumer products including food items.

Malaysians are of the mindset that any new consumer products that are advertised are safe for consumption. The truth is some of these products carry with them toxic chemicals harmful to health.

 

Stop the pollution in Kg Tengku Laxamana

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the Kedah state government to take stringent action against a rice miller who has been disposing and burning paddy husk in Kampung Tengku Langkasama near Kuala Kedah. The burning of paddy husk has resulted in serious air pollution here.

 In addition to the dust and ash flying in the air surrounding the nearby village and housing estate, the problem also causes malodour, skin diseases among the local community and destroys mangroves in the area.

Who Pays the Price: Human Costs in Electronics

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This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation.

Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West's favorite electronic gadgets, only to find they have contracted occupational diseases or worse, leukemia, by the age of 25.

This 10 minute video is the culmination of a year long investigation into the hazards of the electronics industry in China.

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Wireless Mobile Devices are Weapons of Mass Distraction

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The Consumers Association of Penang urges parents to monitor and limit children’s time spent on Wireless Mobile Devices (WMD) which are ubiquitous and their use obsessive. These devices like smartphones, tablets, phablets, notebooks or other digital devices are weapons of mass distraction because of their addictive nature, multifunctionality, mobility and omnipresence. WMDs are stuck to us 24/7 – in our pockets or handbags while we are awake, and beside our beds while we sleep.