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
Do breakfast cereals contain endocrine disrupting pesticides?
The findings from a recent Générations Futures survey on muesli showing the ubiquity of cocktails of endocrine disrupting pesticides in the everyday environment, highlight the need for the EU Commission to revise its proposed criteria to identify EDCs to protect health. Read more...
EDCs on October Environment Council agenda
Environment Ministers from Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden raised the issue of the EU EDCs criteria at the recent EU Environment Council and argued that the criteria is too important to be decided in the so-called ‘comitology’ procedure. Read more...
SumOfUs petition to European governments to reject Commission proposal on EDCs criteria
Non à la proposition scandaleuse de la Commission européenne sur les perturbateurs endocriniens!
Petition to German federal government on EDCs - Hormongifte stoppen!
WeMove.EU - Petition to EU to ban glyphosate
Become a supporter of the EDC-Free Europe coalition!
Generations Futures – Petition to ask French Agriculture Minister to prohibit pesticide sprayings in strong winds
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
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
7 – 18, Marrakech, Morocco: UNFCCC COP22 - HEAL delegation participating
9 – 12, Austria, Vienna: European Public Health Conference
14: World Diabetes Day
14 - 18, San Francisco, USA: IPEN Global meeting and toxic-free future forum
16: World COPD Day
21: ENVI Working Group on Health - "Exchange of good practice in the field of health promotion and primary prevention"
21 – 24, Strasbourg, France: EP Plenary
28-29: Vienna, Austria: WHO, 6th meeting of European Environment and Health Task Force, Negotiation of the Conference Declaration/outcomes
8, Brussels, Belgium: Launch event of the European Human Biomonitoring Initiative HBM4EU – HEAL participating
Learn more about HEAL’s views and policy work on Pesticides
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