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Press Release: A Study on How safe is recycled plastic?

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 11:53
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However, this recent study reveals that the recycling process transfers the toxins in plastic to the recycled plastic; and because recycling typically mixes several types of plastic together, could produce new chemical cocktails in the process.

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Press Release: How safe is recycled plastic?

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 18:57
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Plastic pollution is a wicked problem, posing a challenge that currently seems to surpass our ability to tackle it. To tackle it we need collective, and collaborative efforts of producers, citizens, policymakers, and governance systems. At the forefront of such efforts, taking responsibility for the waste they create, should be the producers. However, one cannot think of recycling or tout it as a solution to the plastic litter problem owing to its severe limitations technically and effects on health.

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Press Release - World Heart Day 2021

Thu, 30/09/2021 - 17:45
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To reiterate the need for awareness on heart health and to establish a wide connection between the benefits of front of pack labelling with respect to health, Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG), in association with Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (DU), C3 Research Foundation, Chennai and Women Consumer Protection Association, Madurai organised a webinar on World Heart Day, September 29, titled, “Heart Health and Front of Pack Labelling/Warning Labels”. 

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Press Release - Uptake of Solar Agriculture Pumpsets in Tamil Nadu

Fri, 24/09/2021 - 18:47
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In order to bring in the voices of farmers, solar developers & experts of the solar agriculture industry and identify gaps & opportunities for solarising agriculture in TN, Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) in association with South Indian Chamber of Commerce India (SICCI) organised a webinar as part of the Climate Voices Tamil Nadu initiative.

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Press Release: Elderly Indians are at a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke

Mon, 23/08/2021 - 18:24
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD), primarily ischaemic heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 17.7 million deaths annually. Undetected and untreated hypertension has been ranked as the highest risk factor for heart disease and related deaths. WHO estimates that India accounts for over a fifth of these deaths. The deadly second wave of Covid-19 has further revealed the extent to which untreated and unmanaged raised blood pressure can make an already ailing Indian population, further vulnerable. 

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Press Release - Making electricity bills consumer-friendly: A Tamil Nadu case study

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 10:49

Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)  embarked on a study to assess  consumers’ perception of electricity bill formats, awareness of bill elements and their expectations from a model bill, and to recommend  redesigning of Tamil Nadu’s electricity bill format based on consumer feedback on both White Meter Cards (WMCs) – the most widely used format in the state – and online account summaries available on the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited’s (TANGEDCO) website. The study titled  ‘Making electricity bills consumer-friendly: A Tamil Nadu case study’ is released.

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Press Release - Salt Awareness Week 2021

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 10:42
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As India observed Salt Awareness Week from 11th to 17th March, leading doctors and public health experts raised alarm regarding excess salt intake and its impact on the rising prevalence of hypertension in the country.

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The status of coal financing in India - proceedings from the 2 day webinar held on 22nd/23rd Feb 2021

Thu, 04/03/2021 - 12:33

Presentations by speakers Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Centre for Financial Accountability, Mr. Ashish Fernandes, Climate Risk Horizon, and Mr. Niraj Bhatt, CAG, during the webinar on the 'The status of coal financing in India' on the 22nd/23rd of Feb, 2021.

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