Seven NGOs, including HEAL, sent this letter working on the protection of health to the REACH Committee regarding its discussion on the restriction of PFHxA under the REACH Regulation and on the restriction on lead in ammunition for hunting, outdoor sports shooting and in fishing.
Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety voted on the revision of the EU’s Ambient Air Quality Directive (AAQD) (2022/0347(COD)).
The report by rapporteur Javi Lopez was adopted with 46 in favour, 41 against and 1 abstention, with all compromise amendments adopted.
Anne Stauffer, Deputy Director of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) comments:
“The ENVI committee has taken a major step towards cleaner air for everyone today: health groups are delighted that MEPs followed the science, and people’s needs by supporting an ambitious overhaul of the EU’s clean air standards.
Clean air is a question of political will, not an individual or lifestyle choice. This political will now needs to show in the European Parliament plenary.”