“The pollution on this planet has never been worse. The impact of our people has never been more deadly. But the time to fix it has never been better,” said Mr Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24 April. Two toxic substances on the international "watch list", paraquat and chrysotile asbestos, are particularly relevant to Tonga.
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Wednesday 3 May 2017
Monday 24 October 2016
Tonga's parliament last week appeared to be rehearsing how to prepare, present, and to process a Vote of No Confidence in a Prime Minister and his Cabinet. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Tuesday 1 September 2015
Newly released Pacific Hazardous Waste survey reports have identified the risk of asbestos materials to health in 13 Pacific Island countries, including Tonga. Fibres can travel to the lungs and result in asbestosis, mesothelioma and other lung cancers, stated PacWaste.