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...
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!
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
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
12 - 15, Strasbourg, France: EP Plenary
14: CHE call: Acetaminophen and Phthalates: Anti-androgenic Action and Altered Development
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