Asia’s Arsenic Poisoning Crisis – What You Need to Know and What You Can Do About It

What some are calling the largest mass poisoning in history is happening literally under our feet!  According to researchers from the University of California and Linkoping University, Sweden, “Bangladesh is grappling with the largest mass poisoning of a population in history because groundwater used for drinking has been contaminated with naturally occurring inorganic arsenic. It […]

Fakes and Worker Health and Safety – A Hidden Killer!

We are likely all aware of reports that off-spec, counterfeit and inferior quality medicines are being sold to developing countries (if not check out this article by Newton et al for a good overview of the problem).   We have also probably read reports of certain pesticides, which are not permitted for use in industrialized countries, […]

Garage, Garbage Everywhere – A Primer on Solid Waste Management

Over the last twenty years I have travelled extensively across Asia and visited countless industrial facilities, including those in primary (extractive), secondary (manufacturing) and tertiary (services) sectors.    Regardless of the sector, one of the greatest challenges faced by these companies – and also one of the most commonly overlooked and poorly managed – pertains to […]