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

Several Member States urge EU action on EDCs
A group of European environment ministers have called on the EU Commission to strengthen its chemical legislation particularly regarding the regulation of EDCs and nanomaterials. Read more…

“Getting Ready for Baby campaign” launched
HEAL is one of 70 organisations supporting a US campaign to get baby-focused retailers to commit to getting rid of some of the most hazardous chemicals in their products. Read more...

Environmental Stressors in Disease and Implications for Human Health
HEAL participated at the fourth PPTOX conference in Boston on prenatal programming and toxicity, looking at the fetal and early postnatal development origins of health and disease. Read more...

Public consultation on EDC criteria
The EU Commission’s public consultation on the criteria to be used to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals in the EU biocides and pesticides legislation is open until 16 January 2015. Read more...

Conference on hormone associated cancers and EDCs in French Senate
In order to understand the increase of breast cancer cases in France, environmental factors especially EDCs exposure need to be taken in to account. This was the central theme of a recent conference in which HEAL participated. Read more…

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Publications

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











Chemical cocktail leaflet now available in Maltese


Letters

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


Multimedia

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 EDC criteriaDeadline 16 January 2015

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

What’s disrupting you in 2014? - More information at www.edc-free.europe.org


Events

November 2014

  • 19: CHE call: BPA and Health: New Research Focuses on Routes of Exposure
  • 27, Bonn, Germany: Meeting of the WHO Network on Environmental Health Economics

    December 2014

  • 1, Brussels, Belgium: EEB celebrates 40 years of environmental action
  • 8 - 10, Helsinki, Finland: HEAL participates at ECHA Member State Committee
  • 15 - 17, Geneva, Switzerland: HEAL participates at SAICM chemicals OEW


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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