The Consumers Association of Penang calls on the authorities to eliminate lead in paints. In our latest test on paints we found more than 60% of the samples tested contained exceedingly high lead levels.
In a test conducted by CAP and IPEN (International POPS Elimination Network), 39 cans of solvent-based enamel decorative paint were purchased from various stores in several towns in the states of Kedah and Penang. The paints represented 18 different brands produced by 17 manufacturers. Samples from these paints were analysed by an accredited laboratory in the USA for total lead content.
If you frequently eat from a plastic food container or drink from a plastic bottle, chances are you are ingesting Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic chemical compound with proven links with a wide range of health disorders, from infertility and breast and prostate cancers, to thyroid malfunction, attention deficit syndrome and recurrent miscarriage.
The 6 sampled products together emitted nearly 100 different Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). 10 of these VOCs turned out to be restricted or regulated by US laws because they are toxic: chemicals such as ethanol, 1,4-dioxane, ethyl acetate, alphapinene, 2-butanone, acetaldehyde, and chloromethane.
Authorities in the Netherlands found about 900 women’s handbags that had originated in India and were decorated with metal rings laced with radioactive Cobalt-60 on each bag’s shoulder strap.
Thousands of everyday products and materials containing radioactive metals are surfacing across the United States and around the world.
Common kitchen cheese graters, reclining chairs, women’s handbags and tableware manufactured with contaminated metals have been identified, some after having been in circulation for as long as a decade. So have fencing wire and fence posts, shovel blades, elevator buttons, airline parts and steel used in construction.