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83,000 toxic chemicals pose unknown threats

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 16:35

Some 83,000 synthetic chemicals circulate freely in water, soil, air, wildlife, food and manufactured goods, posing unknown threats to human and environmental health, scientists warn.

Toxic gas kills eight in Pakistan coal mine

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 12:52

Those who fainted were taken to a nearby hospital where eight of them were confirmed dead.

Three-day mourning for Brazil nightclub fire victims

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 09:25

A fire sparked by a music band’s fireworks show swept through a nightclub thronged with University students in Southern Brazil’s Santa Maria, killing at least 233, with most of them dying after inhaling toxic smoke.

17 Pakistanis die after drinking cough syrup

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 12:05

As many as 21 people who had excessively consumed the alleged toxic cough syrup and drugs were brought to hospital from different areas.

Toxic cough syrup claims 40 lives in Pak in 2 months

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 14:54

Five more people have died in Gujranwala area of Pakistan after drinking a "poisonous" cough syrup, taking the death toll to 40 in nearly two months.

East Delhi has `historic waste` to clear: NGO activist

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 17:07

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation(EDMC) needs to clean up "historic waste" before its "door-to-door waste collection" pilot project starts, the director of an NGO working in this area claims.

Bhopal tragedy: 28 yrs on, MP stuck with toxic waste

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 17:38

The toxic chemical waste at the Union Carbide plant premises here has not been disposed off in

Chinese KFC supplier accused of using toxic additives

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 16:49

A Chinese supplier to popular US fast food chain KFC has been accused of lacing chicken feed with huge amounts of toxic additives to make chicken grow faster, media reports have said.

S Korea marks ‘disaster’ zone around chemical leak area

Last Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 14:23

The South Korean government on Monday said it has decided to designate areas affected by a toxic chemical leak in the southeastern city of Gumi.

German firm backs out of Bhopal clean up

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 10:29

In a major setback for Bhopal, a German firm hired by the government of India to clean 350 tonnes of toxic waste lying at the Union Carbide Plant for over 28 years has refused to undertake the project, reports claimed on Tuesday.

Toxic fume kills woman in Thane

Last Updated: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 13:41

A 75-year-old woman suffocated to death and a man fell sick after inhaling toxic fumes that leaked out of a chemical tank near here Saturday.

John Travolta to star in `The Toxic Avenger` reboot

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 10:36

Hollywood star John Travolta is set to star in the remake of "The Toxic Avenger".