Environmental health groups celebrate end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products
The European Union (EU) just took an important step towards cleaning up its recycling; it will no longer allow materials containing a class of toxic and globally banned flame retardants - known as PBDEs - to be recycled.
Environmental health priorities for Croatia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union
Croatia holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first half of 2020. In a letter to Croatia's prime minister Andrej Plenkovic, HEAL shared its priorities on how we consider the Presidency can help advance the protection of health from environment and climate threats in the next months, particularly regarding the EU Green Deal proposal.
Why HEAL supports the European Citizens’ Initiative “Save Bees and Farmers”
HEAL is a supporting organisation of the European Citizens’ Initiative “Save Bees and Farmers”, that launched in November 2019 with a vision of a pesticide-free Europe. Take a few minutes to sign the petition, available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish!
Transition to a toxic-free circular economy in the carpet industry still a distant reality, despite industry initiative
Transition to a toxic-free circular economy in the carpet industry still a distant reality, despite industry initiative – European Commission needs to set up EPR scheme as part of the…
Turkish Health Professionals call for Better Air Pollution Monitoring and Legislation
In Turkey as in the whole of Europe, air pollution is the top environmental threat to health. However the country is lagging behind on clean air standards and monitoring of…
Joint letter calling concrete clean air steps in European Commission’s 2020 Work Programme
HEAL, together with 7 other health and environmental civil society organisations has today sent a letter to Executive Vice-Presidents Timmermans and Dombrovskis, and Commissioner Sinkevičius, to call on them to…