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Dhaka’s messy medical waste handling puts public health in danger

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Dhaka, 19 October, 2020: A scandalous disconnect between the government agencies to streamline and manage clinical waste is posing serious hazards to the public health and environment of Dhaka. But as the health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic has taken centre stage, the battle to dispose of infectious waste appears to have been sidelined […]

59 areas heavily polluted by lead battery recycling

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Dhaka, 17 October, 2020: Research finds 59 areas in 147 recycling zones in six divisional headquarters with heavy lead contamination More than one-third of the lead-acid battery recycling factories across the country are seriously polluting the environment, says a research. The research conducted by the Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) indicates that of the […]

Call to protect rivers from encroachment, pollution

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Dhaka, 7 October, 2020: The zoologist also urged people living upstream and downstream of rivers to raise their voice against the pollution Green Planet, a non-profit organization, organized a meeting at the Bangabandhu Hall of Chittagong Press Club on Sunday, marking World Rivers Day. Addressing the meeting as chief guest, eminent zoologist Dr Anisuzzaman said […]

সুরক্ষা সামগ্রী ও মেডিকেল বর্জ্যের ৯৩ শতাংশই ব্যবস্থাপনার বাইরে: ব্র্যাক

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ঢাকা, ৬ই অক্টোবর, ২০২০: বাংলাদেশে করোনাভাইরাসের সুরক্ষা সামগ্রীর বর্জ্য ও মেডিকেল বর্জ্যের মাত্র ৬ দশমিক ৬ ভাগ সঠিক ব্যবস্থাপনার আওতায় আসছে বলে ব্র্যাকের এক গবেষণায় বলা হয়েছে। গত ২০ জুলাই থেকে ১০ অগাস্ট ব্র্যাক জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন কর্মসূচি পরিচালিত ‘কোভিড-১৯ মহামারীকালে কার্যকর মেডিকেল বর্জ্য ব্যবস্থাপনা’ বিষয়ক গবেষণায় অংশ নেয় প্রায় পাঁচ হাজার মানুষ। সোমবার এক ওয়েবিনারে গবেষণার […]

Plastic straw ban in England comes into force

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Dhaka, 4 October, 2020: A ban on single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds has come into force in England. The measure, originally due to start in April, makes it illegal for businesses to sell or supply the items. People in England use an estimated 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million plastic stirrers and 1.8 […]

Call to protect rivers from encroachment, pollution

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Dhaka, 28 September, 2020: The zoologist also urged people living upstream and downstream of rivers to raise their voice against the pollution Green Planet, a non-profit organization, organized a meeting at the Bangabandhu Hall of Chittagong Press Club on Sunday, marking World Rivers Day. Addressing the meeting as chief guest, eminent zoologist Dr Anisuzzaman said […]

ESDO organized an Project Inception Workshop for the project “Building Zero Waste Community for a pollution free environment in Bangladesh”

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Dhaka, 12 September, 2020: ESDO organized a project inception workshop entitled “Building Zero Waste Communities for a Pollution-Free Environment in Bangladesh” on 12th September 2020 with the relevant stakeholders along with the officials of the Government. Mr Md. Atiqul Islam, Respected Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation. Besides, Dr A.K.M. Rafique Ahammed, Director General, Department […]

Press Briefing On ‘The Rise in Asbestos–Cancer Concerns with Johnson & Johnson Talc–Based Baby Powder’

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Dhaka, 5th September, 2020: To express the solidarity with the global campaign of ‘J & J Global Week of Action’ ESDO organized a virtual media briefing to talk about the chemical contents of Johnson and Johnson talc-based baby powder in Bangladesh and to sensitize the government to take initiatives to facilitate laboratory-based test for alleged cancer-causing […]

Does baby powder cause cancer? Johnson & Johnson stops selling talc powder after years of scrutiny

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Dhaka, 2 September, 2020: Baby powder is as common as diapers. But is it really safe? Leading baby powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it would voluntarily discontinue sales of talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada to focus on products with a higher priority during the coronavirus pandemic. "Demand for talc-based Johnson’s […]

During COVID-19: Take Care of Your Teeth and Cavity

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Dhaka, 12 August, 2020: What should we do? -> Contact your dentist by phone or by other means, Floss your teeth regularly, Rinse your teeth daily with lukewarm water to keep them free of germs, Use fluoridated toothpaste, Brush your teeth at least twice a day (after breakfast in the morning and before going to […]

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