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Le Monde gives another story on EU’s EDC criteria
Leading French national newspaper, Le Monde, published a commentary in November signed by nearly 100 scientists critical of the EU’s unsatisfactory plans for regulatory action on endocrine disrupting chemicals, and a series of articles revealing the forces at play behind the decisions being taken. Here, we provide here the link to the open letter and the three-part series in English. Read more...
HEAL and members participate at 2016 IPEN Global Meeting and Toxic-Free Future Forum
HEAL joined more than 120 environmental, health and human rights leaders from over 50 countries working locally and globally to ensure a just and healthy future for everyone by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals gathered during the IPEN Global Meeting and Toxic-Free Future Forum from 14 – 18 November in San Francisco. Read more...
All I want for Christmas is … EDC-Free gifts!
With the festive season approaching fast, many of us are stacking up on presents for our loved ones. Cosmetics and gaming consoles are surely a hit this year. But beware, the Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals reports that these products contain a number of substances which are suspected to be endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Read more...
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Summary of EP workshop on glyphosate
IPEN and the Endocrine Society’s Introduction to EDCs – available in new languages!
Resource pack: Advice on impacts of EDCs pesticides on pregnant women
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
Listen to the MP3 recording from CHE Partnership Call - A High Price to Pay: Obesity, Diabetes, and Associated Costs of Exposure to EDCs in the EU, 28 April 2015
Listen to the MP3 recording from CHE Partnership Call - Perinatal Exposure to a Mixture of Common Low-Dose Phthalates and Flame Retardants Leads to Autistic Features in Rats, 15 April 2015
Breakfast television, TVAM, Malta public television
4 Feb 2015, available on Facebook
SumOfUs petition to reject Commission proposal on EDCs criteria. Petition is also available in French, Spanish, and in German.
17 - 18, Brussels, Belgium: International workshop related to the EU Commission study on ’The cumulative health and environment benefits of chemicals legislation’
16 - 19, Strasbourg, France: EP Plenary