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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Leading non-profit health insurer alerts EU health ministers on EDCs
The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) wrote to EU health ministers to urge them to take “proper action” on EDCs. This follows the publication of an AIM Declaration on Endocrine Disrupting Compounds.Read more...
European Citizens’ Initiative to ban glyphosate launched
Health and environment groups met in Brussels and other European cities earlier this month to launch a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate. The goal is to collect at least one million signatures from Europeans and submit the petition before the Commission’s next move to renew, withdraw or extend the EU licence of glyphosate. Read more...
Call to implement Better Regulation principles in EU action on EDCs
The EDC-Free Europe coalition and the Green 10 call on the First Vice-President of the European Commission to implement Better Regulation principles in EU action on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs). Read more...
Save the date! Pesticide Action Week 2017
As Spring approaches, the 12th edition Pesticide Action week to which HEAL is a partner, will take 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...
#StopGlyphosate ECI. Protect our health, sign our petition today!
SumOfUs petition to reject Commission proposal on EDCs criteria. Petition is also available in French, Spanish, and in German.
Become a supporter of the EDC-Free Europe coalition!
Joint publication: The Unhealthy Side Effects of CETA
Open letter to Members of REACH Committee on D4D5, phthalates, and nanoforms
Letter to the EP Environment Committee - EDCs: One more way CETA endangers public health and the environment
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
1-2 March, Brussels, Belgium: European Parliament Plenary
13-16 March, Strasbourg, France: European Parliament Plenary
3-6 April, Strasbourg, France: European Parliament Plenary
7 April: World Health Day
26-27 April, Brussels, Belgium: European Parliament Plenary
28 April: World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Learn more about HEAL’s views and policy work on Pesticides
Learn more about HEAL’s views and policy work on Biocides