News on our policy work
EDC-Free campaign partners call on EU Commission President Barroso for urgent action on EDCs
Banner carrying EDC-Free Europe campaigners handed the cabinet of EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso, a colourful collage of photos by citizens and groups around Europe who are concerned about EDCs, asking for immediate action to bring out delayed EU EDC proposals. Read more…
HEAL welcomes manifesto on breast cancer launched in UK
Breast Cancer UK presented its manifesto on 23 October ‘Prevention is better than cure: 5 pledges for 2015 and beyond’ calling on the UK Government to stop breast cancer before it starts. HEAL and other UK health groups co-signed this manifesto. Read more…
Collaboration with GAHP at EP event on the global health footprint of development
In October the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) collaborated with MEP Michele Rivasi, the World Bank, HEAL and the European Cancer Leagues at a seminar in the EP to raise awareness about the burden of disease from chemicals, waste and toxic pollution. Read more…
Workshop on Thresholds of Toxicological Concern (TTC) and chemicals in food contact materials
On 17 October HEALer Lisette van Vliet participated at this workshop organised by the Food Packaging Forum in Zurich, which provided relevant scientific background information to understand the concept, and initiate a wider discussion. Read more…
Read HEAL’s latest Chemicals Health Monitor Bulletin Autumn 2013 - Special issue on EDCs
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Sign on to the PPTOX consensus statement on early life exposure
The scientific consensus statement from the recent ‘PPTOX’ conference on environmental and nutritional stressors in the developmental origins of disease is now open for signatures from scientists.
The paper highlights that because early development (in utero and during the first few years after birth) is particularly sensitive to disruption by exposures to chemicals in the environment and to imbalanced nutrition, with potentially adverse consequences for health later in life, both research and disease prevention strategies should focus more on these vulnerable life stages.
2 – 4 December, Brussels, Belgium - EPHA workshop on the environment and health determinants from an EU angle. More information available from the EPHA website http://www.epha.org/
10 December – Brussels, Belgium: HEAL speaking at European Voice and ERS breakfast briefing on lung health in Europe. More information available here
10 – 11 December – Paris, France: Chemical mixtures: challenges for research and risk assessment - More information available here
10-11 December – Brussels, Belgium: HEAL participates in WHO Third meeting of the European Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF)
18 – Beit Hel HaAvir, Israel: Exposure to Environmental Pollutants, Diabetes and Obesity - More information here