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Toxic Chemical Ban Postponed in Thailand for Six Months

Thailand's National Committee on Hazardous Substances has postponed its chemical ban on paraquat and chlorpyrifos for six months. The postponement will be from from...

Thailand Administrative Court Delays Toxic Chemical Ban Ruling

The judges also heard testimony from 10 witnesses who oppose the chemical ban, led by farmers' representatives Anchulee Lak-amnuayporn and two former chiefs of the Department of Agriculture (DoA).

Thailand’s Farmers Voice Different Opinions Over Chemical Ban

Groups of farmers have expressed different opinions about the proposed banning of three toxic farm chemicals in Thailand. Namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos. One group...

Thailand’s Toxic Chemical Ban Passes Final Hurdle

The National Committee on Hazardous Substances has voted to ban three toxic farm chemicals amid threats by opposing farmers to seek a court injunction...

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Backs Chemical Ban

Atiwan Hormnan, chair of the Phayao provincial agriculture council, said the three chemicals need to be banned immediately. He said the chemicals poison the soil and sicken the farmers who use them.

Ombudsman Threatens Criminal Probe if Toxic Chemical Ban Delayed

Gen Viddhavat said, if the NACC finds evidence of wrongdoing over the chemical ban the agency could recommend the Criminal Court to indict them.

Thailand Will Ban Three Toxic Farm Chemicals as of December 1st

The landmark decision will be forwarded to Gen Prayut for approval. The National Hazardous Substances Committee will then formalize the end of the three toxic farming chemicals.

Thai Government Revises Decision to Ban Three Major Chemicals in Vegetable and Herb Farming

  BANGKOK - Thailand's Hazardous Substance Committee (HSC) Thursday revised its decision to ban three major chemicals in vegetable and herb farming. The chemicals, paraquat, chlorpyrifos...

Tests on Workers at Chiang Rai Banana Planataiton, Show High Level of Chemicals in their Blood

. CHIANG RAI - Workers at a Hongta International a Chinese-owned banana plantation in Chiang Rai's Phraya Meng Rai district have tested have been contaminated...

8 Killed at Siam Commercial Bank’s Headquarters after Workers Accidentally Released Fire Extinguishing Chemicals

. BANGKOK - Eight people died at the headquarters of one of Thailand's largest banks when workers accidentally released fire extinguishing chemicals during an upgrade...

Children Sickened by Chemical Leak in Schools Near Laem Chabang Port

  CHON BURI - More than 90 people, including primary school students, were sickened by a chemical leak from a Hong Kong ship in eastern...

Health Officials Say Electronic Cigarettes Ban is to Protect Tobacco Farmers

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has asserted Thailand's Public Health Ministry will not support legalizing electronic cigarettes in the kingdom. His remarks came during a...

Thailand Moves Closer to Chemical Castration of Sexual Offenders

Thailand's lawmakers are poised to pass a law that would allow the chemical castration of sex criminals as a way to prevent their reoffending. Several...

Public Banned from Oil Spill Blackened Beach in Thailand

The public is now forbidden from entering the popular Mae Ramphueng beach in Rayong, Thailand as a major oil spill clean-up continues. The governor of...

Firefighter Killed Another 12 Injured after Chemical Factory Explodes

A huge explosion and fire has left one firefighter dead more than 60 people injured at a chemical factory in central Thailand Monday. Helicopters...

Chemical Engineer Caught Manufacturing and Selling Ecstasy Pills

Police in central Thailand have apprehended a chemical engineer suspected of producing ecstasy pills in Nonthaburi province. Police seized equipment used for producing ecstasy...

Asian Development Bank Asked to Stop Funding Fake Climate Solutions

As the Asian Development Bank (ADB) convenes for its 54th Annual Meeting with the theme “Collaboration for Resilient and Green Recovery,” environment and climate...

Authorities Clamp Down on Polluters as Haze Chokes Bangkok

Bangkok on Tuesday introduced measures to tackle rising pollution, as concentrations of Pm 2.5 tiny particles that hit unhealthy levels in several parts of...

Tests on Thai Fruit Finds Red Grapes with High in Chemical Contamination

Thailand's Department of Agriculture has ordered an investigation after tests by ThaiPAN found high levels of chemicals on red grapes and other fruits and...

Riot Police Fire Water Canons at Anti-Government Protesters in Bangkok

Riot police in Bangkok used water cannons and charged at crowds of angry anti-government protesters demanding the Prime Minister step down. Anti-government protesters converged...

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