Qatar wins praise for banning use, import of toxic chemicals

Qatar wins praise for banning use, import of toxic chemicals

The Secretariat of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions on chemical and hazardous wastes have praised Qatar's commitment to implementing their provisions and co-operation ...

French watchdog sounds alert over chemicals in diapers

French watchdog sounds alert over chemicals in diapers

A French public health watchdog warned Wednesday about the risks of several chemicals found in disposable nappies, leading the government to demand that manufacturers withdraw them from their products.

India to investigate toxic chemicals found in bread brands

India to investigate toxic chemicals found in bread brands

India's health ministry Tuesday ordered an investigation after a study found samples of top bread brands with toxic chemicals that could lead to thyroid disorders and cancer.

CIA director says IS group has used, can make chem weapons

CIA director says IS group has used, can make chem weapons

CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reported Thursday.