Toxic Link

Toxics Link is an environmental NGO, dedicated to bring toxics related information into the public domain, both relating to struggles and problems at the grassroots as well as global information to the local levels. It work with other groups around the country as well as internationally in an understanding that this will help bring the experience of the ground to the fore, and lead to a more meaningful articulation of issues.

Toxics Link also engages in on-the ground work especially in areas of municipal, hazardous and medical waste management and food safety among others. Working in networks, utilising community outreach and education, policy analysis, research, training and program development, we work at the state and central levels to help create solutions, which are driven by the needs of people. We are also involved in a wider range of environmental issues in Delhi and outside as part of a coalition of non-governmental organizations. Over the years, with hard work and campaigns the organisation could make a strong awareness among the public and stakeholders about toxicity and pollution. Now we can interact with policy makers and can direct them to pro- people and environmental friendly policies.

Toxics Link has a unique expertise in the areas of hazardous, medical and municipal wastes, as well as in specific issues such as the international waste trade, and the emerging issues of pesticides and POPs.
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CEPHED has been associated with this organization from its begining and has been worked jointly and collaborately on several toxic related issues in the region.

2012-2015: Toxics Link and CEPHED is jointly working on a regional project under the EU IPEN SWITCH ASIA Lead Paint Elimination along with five other Asian countries such as Thailand, Bangladesh, Phillipines, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

CEPHED with the support and coordination with Toxics Link, New Delhi has also successfully completed projects on Mercury, Chemical Safety, Lead in Paints, E-Waste, POPs, Pesticides and other and Toxics issues such as chemical in products etc.

Campaigning for Chemical Safety in Nepal" and conducted various awareness raising as well as advocacy programs.

CEPHED and Toxics Link jointly participated in regional (South Asia) campaign on lead free paints and generated the baseline information on lead and mercury from Nepal which was probably the first of its kind in Nepal.

With the support of Toxics Link, CEPHED produced a research based DOUBLE STANDARD report which briefly highlighted the issue of adoption of double standard by the paint companies across the region with respect to their lead content in their paint produced and marketed in the region.