KATHMANDU, April 1: The Center for Public Health and Environment Development (CEPHED) has called for an Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)-free Nepal. Stating that basic stationery items imported from outside the country were found to be highly contaminated, CEPHED has stressed the need for strongly regulating the import of children's stationery items like erasers and to enact standards of Phthalates and BPA in daily products used by children and effectively implement it.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The World Wildlife Fund-WWF Nepal has awarded the ‘WWF Nepal Conservation Award 2020 to the Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) for the latter’s efforts at biodiversity and environment conservation. The award was presented at a virtual award ceremony on Wednesday afternoon for CEPHED’s initiatives for eliminating POPs and Mercury from the country’s health sector.