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In recent years, the use of chemicals in everyday products has increased dramatically. The laws that aim to protect us from health harm often lag behind the knowledge on the hazards. Minimising chemical exposure and encouraging non-chemical alternatives remain priorities.

News on our policy work

First German-speaking webinar on chronic diseases and EDCs

As part of its Chemicals Health Monitor project, HEAL organised its first webinar in German with Professor Andreas Kortenkamp on the link between chronic diseases, health problems and chemicals. Read more…

NGOs support ECHA on latest awareness raising video

Environmental and health organisations including HEAL sent a letter to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to express their appreciation of ECHA’s consumers right to know video. Read more…

New documentary film on EU EDCs policy: ‘Endoc(t)rinement’

French journalist and filmmaker Stephane Horel’s new documentary on endocrine disrupting chemicals, featuring HEAL, will be screened on 9 August in France. Read more…

Health costs in the European Union - How much is related to EDCs?

Exposure to food and everyday electronic, cosmetic and plastic products containing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be costing up to €31 billion per year in the EU, according to a new HEAL report. Read more…


Health costs in the EU - How much is related to EDCs?

Chemical cocktail leaflet now available in Maltese


Joint letter on the position of Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the EU Commission

Joint letter on ECHA consumers right to know video

Joint letter on regulating chemicals in the TTIP


HEAL in Stephane Horel’s documentary film ‘Endoc(t)rinement‘ [FR]

Take Action!

Public consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the TTIP - Deadline 6 July 2014

ECHA consultations on flame retardantsDeadline 9 July 2014

Petition: Ban endocrine disrupting chemcials in consumer goods

What’s disrupting you in 2014? - More information at



1 August: World Breastfeeding Week

9: Screening of Endoc(t)rinement on France 5

24-28, Seattle, USA: Annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology


4 – 5, Brussels, Belgium: EPHA 5th Annual Conference - More information available here

23 – 24, Brussels, Belgium: European Citizens Summit - More information available here

26: World Environment Health Day


6 – 7, Brussels, Belgium: HEAL Annual General Assembly - More information coming soon!

14: Lyon, France: Symposium on breast cancer, women’s reproductive health and EDCs

26 – 29, Boston, US: PPTOX IV, Environmental Stressors in Disease and Implications for Human Health - More information here


10 - 14, Israel: Mid-term review of the European Environment and Health Process (EEHP) - More information available via the WHO Europe website

Learn more about HEAL’s views and policy work on Chemicals

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