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Day: January 3, 2024

Beware of Pakistan-made Beauty Creams with High Mercury Content

Cosmetics from Pakistan adulterated with high levels of mercury are widely sold on online platforms and consumers should beware, warns the EcoWaste Coalition, a public interest and advocacy group in the Philippines. In its latest survey, the group found 3 beauty products which have either been banned or have had public health warnings issued over their mercury content, aplenty in two leading...
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How I quit smoking and stayed clean for 40 years

By Adzhar Ibrahim Here we are, on yet another last day of another year among the many we’ve been through. And here’s hoping for many more before our curtains fall. When I was young, I used to care a lot about such days. I’d be out gallivanting with friends and we’d have a ball of a time – though, try as I might, I can’t remember much any more. However, what I do remember is one...
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Animals have to be included in flood mitigation plans

Flooding causes widespread devastation resulting in the loss of lives and livestock, agricultural crops, and damage to properties. In recent decades it has been aggravated by the effects of climate change that is already happening all over the world. The recurring flood situation in Malaysia has deteriorated. In the event of a flood, there are no safety precautions in place to safeguard or...
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