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

EU Commission public consultations on hormone disrupting chemicals
Following its proposed criteria for identifying hormone disrupting chemicals on 15 June, the European Commission has launched two more public consultations, which close on 28 July. HEAL, its members and EDC-Free campaign partners are calling for the proposal to be rectified to ensure a high level of protection for health and the environment. Read more…

A summer read: Six steps for communities and individuals wishing to reduce local pesticide use
As the summer holidays approach, your children and family will most likely want to spend as much time outside as possible. Please be aware of harmful toxics in our environment. Read more…

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Take action

- Non à la proposition scandaleuse de la Commission européenne sur les perturbateurs endocriniens!

- 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


Publications

- 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

August

- 1 - 7 : World Breastfeeding week

- 8 - 26 : HEAL office closure

September

- 3 - 7, London, UK : ERS Congress

- 8: EPHA 7th Annual Conference

- 12 - 15, Strasbourg, France: European Parliament 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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