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

EDC-Free Europe reacts to Commission’s EDC criteria proposal and writes to Environment Ministers
EDC-Free Europe is astounded at and strongly condemns the Commission’s proposal to identify EDCs. The proposal requires such a high amount of evidence that it will be nearly impossible to identify more than a small fraction of substances posing a threat to human health and the environment from EDCs. Read more...

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Take action

- WeMove.EU - Petition to EU to ban glyphosate


Publications

- 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

July

- 1: Start of the Slovak Presidency of the EU

- 4 - 7, Strasbourg, France: EP Plenary

- 7 - 8, Paris, France: WHO conference on follow up to UNFCCC COP21 (HEAL participating)

- 11 - 12, Brussels, Belgium: Environment Committee vote on food contacts report

- 11 - 12, Brussels, Belgium: Environment Committee discussion on draft mercury report

- 11 - 13: 14th TTIP negotiation round (TBC)

Learn more about HEAL’s views and policy work on Pesticides

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