Chemicals

Over 100 synthetic chemicals may be found in our blood stream
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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

Massive health costs from EDCs prompt further calls from HEAL for regulation
A series of peer-reviewed studies published last week finds that human exposure to EDCs contribute to a number of diseases and disabilities with estimated costs exceeding €150 Billion annually in the EU. Read more…

Event: Health costs in Spain associated with exposure to EDCs
HEAL collaborated with its member Alborada Foundation in Madrid to organise a roundtable on the health impacts and costs of EDCs in Spain. The Spanish version of HEAL’s landmark EDC costs report was launched at the event. Read more...

Munich workshop for health and patient groups on EDCs
On 5 March, HEAL organised with its member Women in Europe for a Common Future Germany (WECF) and the Women’s Health Centre (Frauengesundheitszentrum) a one day event to discuss EDCs and their link to health problems including chronic diseases. Read more…

Over 20,000 individuals say ‘NO’ to hormone disrupting chemicals
The majority of submissions to the EU Commission’s public consultation came from ’Say NO to hormone disrupting chemicals’ online platform launched by the EDC-Free coalition. Read more...

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Publications

Health costs in the EU - How much is related to EDCs? - Available in Spanish - El coste sanitario en la unión europea - ¿Cuánto corresponde a los disruptores endocrinos?











Chemical cocktail leaflet now available in Maltese

CHM materials: Bookmark ENDE, Poster ENDE


Multimedia

Breakfast television, TVAM, Malta public television
4 Feb 2015, available on Facebook

Exclusive interview with highly acclaimed biologist & author Sandra Steingraber

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


Take Action

Public consultation on a proposed restriction on the use of decaBDE, a brominated flame retardant used in plastics & textiles - Deadline 17 March 2015

Public consultation on Conclusions & Recommendations of the EFSA/WHO Expert Working Group on TTC - Deadline 29 March 2015

Consultation for harmonised classifcation & labelling on biocide 5-chloro-2-(4-chlorophenoxy)phenol - Deadline 24 April 2015

REACH Authorisation - Consultation on application for low volumes & extension of transitional arrangements for uses in legacy spare parts - Deadline 30 April 2015

Events

March 2015

18: CHE Partnership Call: Endocrine Disruptive Effects of BPA Substitutes with Dr. Johanna Rochester

20 – 30: Pesticide Action Week

24: CHE Partnership Call: A High Price to Pay: Burden of Disease & Costs of EDCs in the EU


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

About HEAL

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. Read more »

Members

HEAL has over 70 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. Read more »

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