Tag Archives | Pesticides & Other Chemicals

Inconvenient Chemicals in Apple’s iPhone?

According to a new report by Greenpeace, Apple’s iPhone may contain potentially hazardous chemicals. Read the full report entitled ‘Missed Call: iPhone’s hazardous chemicals’ Article here in Accountancy Age. Something else for Apple Board member Al Gore to tackle? Apple’s environmental policy is here.

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Eco-Freaks: A New Book by John Berlau (Part 1, DDT)

I occasionally get emails from the other side of the world with a query about something environmental that is uniquely Australian. It was not so many years ago that John Berlau emailed me about the Murray River and also bushfires. He was writing a book. It’s now published. Called ‘Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism is Hazardous to Your […]

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The Montreal Protocol Hasn’t Stopped Ozone Depletion

There was a crash in the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) following the signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987. By 1999 atmpospheric levels of manmade ozone destroying chemicals had leveled off and since 2003 there has been a 7 percent drop in the amount of chlorine and bromine in the lower stratosphere (10-25 km). This […]

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DDT returns to battle malaria in Africa: Reuters

“Controlled indoor spraying of the infamous pesticide DDT is poised to make a comeback in countries that have tried and failed to do without it in the battle against malaria,” reports news service Reuters. The Institute of Public Affairs* has published several proponents of DDT, including Roger Bate in an article titled ‘The Ban on […]

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