Environmental and Social Justice Award 2014  
  October 2014, Kandy- CEJ recognised thirteen environmental and social rights defenders who served many years during the Environmental and Social Justice Award 2014.Former vice president of the International Court of Justice,  
   
 
For a toxic free Sri Lanka, toxic free world, toxic free future
WHO says kidney patients has high As and Cd levels   Sri Lanka still imports PCB contaminated products
The World Health Organisation recently reported that the Kidney patients in the North Central province has high Arsenic and cadmium Levels in the body. Over 100,000 people are suffering from this unidentified kidney disease. More than 20,000 peopl have already died due to this.   Centre for Environmental Justice shows that Sri Lanka still import PCB contaminated items such as capacitors and inductors despite the global ban of PCB items under the Stolkholm Convension.
     
Mercury negotiations in Uruguay   Mandatory Lead in paint standards gazetted
Third international mercury negotiations will be held in Uruguay form 27th June-July 2 , 2012. IPEN points out that heavy use of Mercury in Artisnal Gold mining is polluting the environment and creat health risks to the people and the workers.   Colombo , Sri Lanka . 12 th October 2011. The Consumer Affairs Authority has been published the standards for lead in Paints as a responding to the Fundamental Rights application filed by the Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) in the Supreme Court , Sri Lanka, on 14 th
    February 2011 seeking the Consumer Affairs Authority and others to formulate suitable regulations to compel the manufacturers and distributors to comply with the international standards relating to the presence of Lead in paints considering the serious health impacts caused by adding lead to decorative paints.
     
CEJ launched two new projects      

Centre for Environmental Justice launched a chemical awareness project with the support of the UNDP GEF-Small Grant Programme to educate public on wise chemical management and to promote Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM).

The project includes educating public, school children, farmers and workers on preventing contaminations of toxic chemicals.

According to the information, World has more than 100,000 chemicals and another 1500 chemicals add every year.

       
       
 
 
 
                   
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