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Environment Council’s demand for more ambitious action on chemicals at start of new European term could lead to major health benefits

  • 26th June 2019
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) welcomes the European environment ministers’ demand for more ambitious and swifter action against harmful chemicals from the European Commission, Member States and ECHA. The European Council conclusions agreed upon today lay out the strategic direction that the EU’s future policy on chemicals should take, and highlight in particular REACH, endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials and pharmaceuticals as priority areas.

Independent data highlights air pollution crisis in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • 25th June 2019
Dust pollution in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been twice the legal limit on two thirds of monitored days in 2018 and caused over one hundred premature deaths in adults during the year, according to independent new data published today in the report 'Lifting the Smog' by CEE Bankwatch Network, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Center for Ecology and Energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Food contact materials and chemical contamination

  • 12th June 2019
There are multiple health concerns related to chemicals in food contact materials in Europe. This briefing looks at the current legislative system in the European Union for these materials and defines what is missing in the existing system and what must be changed if public health is to be protected.

Webinar – Lessons learned from the approval of chlorpyrifos

  • 5th June 2019
HEAL is delighted to invite you to a new series of webinars dedicated to the health and environmental impacts of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used across Europe and of which residues are regularly found in our food. Join us for the third and final edition in this exciting new series on Wednesday 12 June, 17:00 - 18:00 CET.