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http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-07-25/62-percent-of-toys-sold-in-country-are-harmful-to-children.html

Jul 25, 2018-Children’s toys that are sold in the country contain high level of toxic heavy metals and other harmful chemicals, a recent study has revealed.

http://www.setoghar.com/archives/45135/07/

सेतोघर संबाददाता / बिहिबार, साउन १०, २०७५

बालबालिकाको खेलौनाहरुमा उच्च स्तरमा हानिकारक रसायनहरु पाईएको छ । यसको लागि राष्ट्रिय मापदण्डको प्रभावकारी कार्यान्वयनको आवश्यकता देखिएको कारण यस सम्बन्धमा साउन ७ गते एक विशेष कार्यक्रम समेत गरिएको छ ।

http://epaper.thehimalayantimes.com/textview_9972_5327_4_1_2_24-07-2018_...

Kathmandu, July 23

 

High levels of toxic substances have been found in over 60 per cent of children's toys tested in the Nepali market.

Report Summary

(Gotebörg, Sweden) High levels of toxic substances have been found in over 60% of children’s toys tested in a recent analysis of toxic heavy metals and chemicals in toys on the market in Nepal. The study, released on the anniversary of the passage of Nepal’s 2017 regulatory standard on toxic substances in children’s products, a law that industry lobbyists are currently working to weaken, underscores the need for greater enforcement of the strong regulation. The study was conducted by CEPHED, a Nepalese public interest NGO, and IPEN, a global network of public interest health and environment NGOs.

https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/financial-costs-mercury-contamin...

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 5

Organising a press meet today, researchers of the Centre for Public Health and Environmental Development presented the estimated economic losses associated with mercury pollution.

Kathmandu, Nepal: On behalf of entire children of Nepal, Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) would like to wholeheartedly thanks and welcome the Government of Nepal`s Child Friendly, Health and Environment friendly decision of enacting Toys Standard through publishing a gazette notification today ensuring the Right to Play Safe and Healthy of children, one third of total population of Nepal.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Ram Charitra Sah, Director of IPEN Participating Organization Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED), was presented with the Environment Conservation Award 2016 by K.P. Sharma Oli, Rt. Honorable Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The award recognized Mr. Sah's work for environment conservation and protection of public health.

Strengthening Mercury Free Health Care Campaign in Nepal through National Level Public Awareness

This project by Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) investigates the extent of mercury pollution in the health care sector of Nepal (including dental institutions and other health care settings) and suggests recommendations to transition to a mercury-free healthcare system. In addition, the project provides data on the status of mercury pollution in Nepal across a range of sectors, including health care products, lighting products and cosmetics.

http://revoscience.com/en/lead-paint-standard-became-effective-in-nepal/

Government of Nepal, Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (MOSTE) enacted Lead Paint Standard of 90 ppm to eliminate Lead based paint from Nepal through publishing a Gazette Notification (Nepal Gazette, Khand 64, Number 30, Part 5, dated 22 December 2014, Notice 3) as per the Rule 15 of EPR 1997. This standard has become effective from June 20, 2015.

IPENer Ram Charitra Sah, Executive Director of the Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED), presented a paper entitled "Bio Monitoring of Mercury Contamination in Human Body and Policy Influence in Nepal" at the First National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal, which took place in April in Kathmandu. The paper relates to CEPHED's extensive work on mercury issues, especially bio-monitoring and policy initiatives, and was chosen as "Best Paper" among the 70 scientific papers presented at the summit.

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