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Don’t allow sale, manufacture & ad of e-cigarettes, ENDS: Central Drug Regulator to states, UTs

NEW DELHI The Central Drug Regulator has directed all drug controllers in states and Union territories to not allow the manufacture, sale, import and advertisement of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, including e-cigarettes and flavoured hookah, in their jurisdictions. “Since no Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices, vape, e-sheesha, e-nicotine flavoured hookah, and the like …

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French watchdog sounds alert over chemicals in diapers

PARIS A French public health watchdog warned Wednesday about the risks of several chemicals found in disposable nappies, leading the government to demand that manufacturers withdraw them from their products. The Anses health body stressed there was no medical study which had proved health problems caused by disposable diapers. But …

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Scientists warn of climate ‘time bomb’ for world’s groundwater

PARIS Future generations face an environmental “time bomb” as the world’s groundwater systems take decades to respond to the present day impact of climate change, scientists warned on Monday. Found underground in cracks in soil, sand and rock, groundwater is the largest useable source of freshwater on the planet and …

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Implement health ministry advisory on banning e-cigarettes, chief customs commissioners told

NEW DELHI The Department of Revenue has written to all chief commissioners of Customs to ensure the implementation of the advisory issued by Union Health Ministry banning the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS). ENDS includes e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices, vape, e-shisha, e-nicotine-flavoured hookah and other devices that enable nicotine delivery. The circular by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs urged …

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High level of heavy metals found in urine samples post-Diwali: CPCB

NEW DELHI High level of heavy metals, including lead, was found in the urine samples of many patients due to direct or indirect exposure to firecrackers post-Diwali last year, according to the Central pollution Control Board. Heavy metals can pose serious health threats. Heavy metal toxicity can damage central nervous, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems. According to a study …

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