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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.

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Farmers who are ‘victims of pesticides’ call for EU action
Farmers of the French Phytovictims network called for urgent action on exposure to hazardous chemicals, especially on pesticides that can disrupt the human hormone system. Phytovictims brings together cereal farmers, vine growers and others whose health has been affected by pesticides. Read more…

Screening of Death is in the Fields raises awareness of harm to farmers from pesticides
On 27 March, a fully packed audience watched the first-ever screening of the documentary in Brussels and heard representatives of the French phytovictims association explain how pesticides have affected their lives. Read more…

Pesticide Action Week proves another great success
The 9th edition of Pesticide Action Week has been a great success, with a significant increase of participating countries and activities this year. Several HEAL members actively took part. Read more...

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16, Brussels, Belgium: CHE Partnership Call featuring Dr. Philippe Grandjean on the Chemical Brain Drain

23: EFSA Stakeholder meeting on BPA opinion, Brussels, Belgium - More information here

May 2014

10: Let’s clean up Europe

19 – 24, Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Assembly

21, Brussels, Belgium: CHE Partnership Call featuring Dr. Retha Newbold on health effects of exposure to EDCs


2 - 3 , Royal College of Physicians, London: Children with Cancer UK: Workshop on in utero exposure and cancer in children - More information here

3- 5, Brussels: EU Green Week

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