EcoWaste alerts Quezon City government on health risks from lead in fitness

Posted By on April 30, 2012

MANILA, April 30 (PNA) — The Ecowaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, has alerted the Quezon City Government about the health risks posed by physical fitness and playground equipment at the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) that are loaded with lead, a poison chemical that damages the brain and causes life-long health problems.

Through a letter sent to Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista last Friday, the EcoWaste requested the city government to undertake “urgent lead hazard control measures” at QMC, the city’s premier park, and other facilities frequented by children, the sector deemed most vulnerable to lead exposure due to their frequent hand-to-mouth activities. [full story…]