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.

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Public consultation on EDC criteria

The European Commission DG for Health and Consumers has opened the public consultation on the criteria to be used to identify EDCs in the EU biocides and pesticides legislation. Read more...

Threshold of Toxicological Concern – EFSA meets stakeholders

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will convene a stakeholder event in December on specific questions on the science and concept of Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC). 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


Exclusive interview with highly acclaimed biologist & author Sandra Steingraber

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

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Public consultation on the preliminary option ‘Guidance on the Determination of Potential Health Effects of Nanomaterials used in medical devices’ – Deadline 3 October 2014

European Ombudsman launches public consultation into TTIP transparence - Deadline 30 October 2014

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



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

16, France: Health crisis of chronic dieases, WHO

19: Global Frackdown day

19 – 22, Berlin, Germany: World Health Summit

26 – 29, Boston, US: PPTOX IV, Environmental stressors in disease and implications for health

November 2014

  • 14: World Diabetes Day
  • 15 : World COPD Day

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

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