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Kenya Bureau of Standards

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Non-Environmentally Friendly Products Endangering Kenyan Consumers And The Kenyan Environment

Non-Environmentally Friendly Products Endangering Kenya To the Kenyan Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Today, I write to the Kenyan Bureau of Standards on the allowance of non-environmentally friendly products in the Kenyan market. This decision poses a severe threat to both our environment and the health of our citizens. The potential consumption of carcinogenic substances present in these products could lead to devastating health consequences, while the disregard for environmental impact exacerbates the climate crisis we are already facing. The introduction of non-environmentally friendly products into the market directly contributes to the degradation of our environment. These products often contain harmful chemicals that, when disposed of improperly, contaminate our soil and water sources. This pollution not only affects local ecosystems but also endangers the livelihoods of communities that depend on these resources. Furthermore, the manufacturing processes of such products frequently contribute to excessive carbon emissions, further accelerating climate change. Of utmost concern is the potential health risk associated with the consumption of carcinogenic substances found in these products. The well-being of our citizens is at stake, as exposure to these chemicals can lead to severe illnesses and long-term health issues. This, coupled with the harm caused by the release of pollutants into our environment, paints a grim picture of the repercussions we could face if these products continue to proliferate. To address this critical issue, I urge KEBS to take immediate action: 1. Stricter Regulation: Enforce rigorous standards that mandate the assessment of the environmental impact and potential health risks of products before they are allowed in the market. 2. Transparency: Ensure that product labeling accurately reflects their environmental impact and chemical composition, empowering consumers to make informed choices. 3. Public Awareness Campaigns: Launch comprehensive campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of non-environmentally friendly products and the importance of sustainable choices. 4. Support for Innovation: Encourage the development and adoption of eco-friendly alternatives by providing incentives to manufacturers who prioritize sustainable practices. In conclusion, the current situation demands swift and decisive action. Allowing non-environmentally friendly products in the market not only jeopardizes our environment but also threatens the health and well-being of our citizens. By implementing stricter regulations, raising public awareness, and fostering innovation, we can mitigate these risks and work towards a more sustainable future for Kenya. Your commitment to safeguarding our environment and citizens is of paramount importance. I implore KEBS to take the lead in promoting a greener and healthier Kenya.
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https://www.citizen.digital/news/kebs-boss-admits-quality-of-goods-sold-locally-is-not-tested-n325331



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  • Harrison wambui

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    Kebs should do Thier best to protect us

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    • Videlis Eddie

      41 w

      KEBS should work extra hard and more responsible to safeguard our environment and the citizens

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      • john linus Tom

        41 w

        You are a keen observant let's keep watching and act appropriately,

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          Dear Munene Mugambi Your climate warning has received over 50 agrees! We have reached out to Kenya Bureau of Standards by email and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! To reach more people and increase the chance of a response, click the Share button above to share the review on your social accounts. For every new member that joins We Don't Have Time from your network, we will plant a tree and attribute it to you! /Adam, We Don't Have Time

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          • Hilda Wangui

            41 w

            This is awake up call to KEBS to be responsible on safeguarding the environment and its citizens

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            • Joseph Githinji

              41 w

              This are great recommendations, it's sad that KEBS has failed in their sole responsibility.

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              • Peter Kamau

                41 w

                It's obvious that KEBS could be very instrumental in ensuring that perhaps only environmental friendly products get into the country and hold violators accountable according to the law.

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                • bonke reinhard

                  41 w

                  Very true

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