Concerned individuals from across Tasmania are meeting in Hobart on Saturday August 1st to form a Toxic Network. The network is being established to connect people working in their local areas on issues relating to chemical contaminants and other toxins in our air, soil and water.

This network will discuss the capability of undertaking its own independent ecotoxicology analyses, monitoring and data assessment of important site-specific contamination incidents. It will also review current research on toxic contaminants within the Tasmanian landscape. A state-wide database to list and report on contaminated sites focussing on potential risks to public health will be one of the goals on the network.

The government is failing to apply the precautionary principle on toxics, with the continued support of polluting industries as opposed to its duty to protect public health. This network will work towards lifting public and government awareness about serious toxic contamination issues that impact on human health, our agricultural produce and the health of our wildlife. Maintaining Tasmania’s clean green image hinges on addressing these ongoing toxic contamination issues.

Who: Tasmanian Toxic Network members

Where: Environment Tasmania Office – 24/33 Salamanca Place, Salamanca

When: 12.30 pm, Saturday 1st of August