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Heal Toxics is a member of the International POPs Elimination Network

This website provides resources on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) such as pesticides, dioxins, PCBs, and wastes. Valuable examples of community monitoring of health and environmental impacts of toxic chemicals are also furnished.

Further, there is an entire section devoted to chemical safety in its proper socio-political context or in relation to issues such as globalization and people's empowerment.

 

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The Pesticide Action Network (PAN)

PAN is an international coalition of citizens groups and individuals who oppose the misuse and overuse of pesticides, and support the reliance on safe and sustainable alternatives. Established in 1982, the PAN international network presently links over 300 groups in 50 countries, and is coordinated through five regional coordinating centers. PAN is a network and no individual can direct or represent the entire coalition. Participants are free to pursue their own projects to further PAN's objectives, and benefit from their access to the collective resources of the network. PAN Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) is based in Penang, Malaysia.

KALIKASAN-People's Network for the Environment

KALIKASAN is a network of people's organizations (POs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and environmental advocates. It aims to address environmental issues but in such a way that primacy is given to the people-especially the grassroots people who constitute the overwhelming majority of the population. All environmental causes shall thus have the people's interest at their core.

Center for Environmental Concerns - Philippines

CEC is a non-governmental organization committed to environmental protection and rehabilitation. Established in 1989, the Center's main objectives are to promote awarenesss, knowledge and use of environmental protection and rehabilitation concepts and technologies, as well as conduct research and develop protection and rehabilitation models.

Health Alliance for Democracy

HEAD is composed of individuals from the health sector who adhere to the principles of the Filipino people's struggle for sovereignty and democracy. HEAD struggles for a society where the State ensures the effective delivery of basic social services especially to the basic masses. It pushes for a quality health care system that is mass-based, scientific, and free from foreign and local monopoly control.

Health Care Without Harm

HCWH is an international coalition of hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals, community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations and religious groups. Its mission is to transform the health care industry worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment.

Greenpeace Southeast Asia

One of the founding principles of GREENPEACE is to "bear witness"-that is to watch and record environmental destruction. This principle of direct action together with peaceful confrontation, has been the cornerstone of GREENPEACE's campaigns. Greenpeace is already active in many part of Asia. Our work in the region has included stopping hazardous waste imports, opposing radioactive shipments, campaigning against forest destruction, lobbying governments on sustainable energy issues and drawing attention to the dangers of waste incinerations.

Fisherfolk/Youth Against Toxics

Fisherfolk Against Toxics is an organization under Pamalakaya (Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas), a nationwide federation of fisherfolk organizations with a total individual membership of 80,000 based in different parts of the Philippines. The fisherfolk sector is composed of fishermen and women in coastal and in-land waters and workers in commercial fishing and aquaculture.

People's Task Force for Bases Clean-up

Born in 1994, PTFBC strongly advocates for the clean-up of former U.S. military facilities in the Philippines. It pioneered in bringing awareness on toxic and hazardous wastes in the country as well as campaigning against its production and dumping by industries and corporations.

Archdiocese of Manila Ecology Desk

The office is the continuation of the environmental advocacy started by Caritas MAnila, the social service and development arm of the Archdiocese since 2000. Archdiocese of Manila Ecology DEsk( AMED) has three main programs. The Eco Waste/Resources management and setting up of the Ecology Desk in the Parishes. Second, the Adopt a Mountain for agro forestation and the Advocacy and Networking. WE are also committed to advocate for the elimination of POPs in the environment. We discourage people from using pesticides and non organic fertilizers.

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