Pesticides

Pesticides are designed to be toxic and they are found everywhere
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Everywhere we go, we are exposed to pesticides; from the parks and gardens we play in, to the food we eat and the clothes we wear. Minimising pesticides exposure and encouraging non-chemical alternatives remain priorities.


News on our policy work

NGOs urge Member States to reject Commission’s 3rd revised proposal on EDC criteria on Dec 21st
On December 15th, EDC-Free Europe sent a letter to EU Environment, Health and Agriculture ministers urging them to reject the 3rd revision which is to be discussed and possibly voted on in a meeting on 21 December. Read more...

Save the date: Pesticide Action Week 2017
The 12th edition Pesticide Action week to which HEAL is a partner, takes place from 20 – 30 March 2017. This annual and international event aims to promote alternatives to pesticides to improve the environment and health. Read more...

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Take action

- SumOfUs petition to reject Commission proposal on EDCs criteria. Petition is also available in French, Spanish, and in German.

- WeMove.EU - Petition to EU to ban glyphosate

- Become a supporter of the EDC-Free Europe coalition!


Publications

- HEAL supports joint EU-Canada statement on CETA

- HEAL Technical Briefing EDC Criteria for Member States

- EPHA leaflet ’The Unhealthy Side Effects of CETA (Contribution by HEAL and CIEL)

- ISDE Italy conference on EDCs in Milan - presentation and audio by Lisette van Vliet

- HEAL Activity Report 2015

- NGOs express support for restriction of chemical PFOA to REACH committee

- HEAL submissions to public consultation on pesticides and biocides

- IPEN and the Endocrine Society’s Introduction to EDCs – available in new languages!

- A compliance check of the European Parliament’s TTIP Resolution – A preliminary analysis by CIEL, Client and HEAL, 7 July 2016

- Resource pack: Advice on impacts of EDCs pesticides on pregnant women

Multimedia

- YouTube video: MEP Michèle Rivasi joins HEAL to call for reductions in pesticide use

- Photos from Pesticide Action Week EU action

- 25 March: Lisette van Vliet (HEAL) interviewed about imminent dangers of EDCs and other chemicals, Euranet Plus via Soundcloud

- 25 March: Sophie Borderes (Pesticide Action Week) interviewed about traces of numerous pesticides in her body, Euranet Plus via Soundcloud

- EP studio TV interview with NFU on pesiticides
’Europe and You’ (3.24-13.32 minutes), 7 March 2015

Events

2016

December

- 12 - 15, Strasbourg, France: EP Plenary

- 14: CHE call: Acetaminophen and Phthalates: Anti-androgenic Action and Altered Development

2017

January

- 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

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

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

About HEAL

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