Brussels, 13 April 2018 - In response to the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Stop Glyphosate” initiated by a broad coalition of civil society groups including HEAL and signed by more than one million citizens, the European Commission published a legislative proposal aiming at increased transparency, accountability and sustainability of the risk assessment process in the food chain transparency and risk assessment process under the General Food Law on 11 April 2018.
Brussels, 13th March 2018 – A global intergovernmental meeting starts today in Stockholm, Sweden, which is instrumental to the process of developing a Strategic Approach for International Chemical Management (SAICM) and a new framework beyond 2020.
New study findings confirm bisphenol A effect on brain development and highlight urgency to accelerate drastic reduction of human exposure to known endocrine disruptor.
Toxic substances linked to a range of adverse health impacts can be present in carpets sold in the European Union (EU), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) warned today following a new study by Anthesis.
The European Court of Justice today ruled that Poland has infringed EU law on ambient air quality.
At a Brussels briefing today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) have called upon policy-makers in the EU and wider European Region to take decisive action to clean up the air for the benefit of citizens.
A public consultation on the guidance document for the application of the identification criteria of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the context of the pesticides and biocides legislations is coming to a close today.
An air quality summit between Environment Commissioner Vella and nine EU environment ministers whose countries are in breach of EU air quality standards ended with Commissioner Vella declaring ‘it doesn’t get bigger than the loss of life due to air pollution’.
A European Commission proposal to regulate bisphenol A in food contact materials was discussed today in the European Parliament Environment Committee (ENVI). The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) regrets that Members (MEPs) gave the green light to a piece of legislation that fails to protect citizens’ health and will mainly benefit the chemical industry.
Representatives from the European Member States in the EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) today voted in favour of a revised European Commission proposal on identification criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
This briefing provides an assessment of the health benefits and saved costs that will be achieved when air pollution control following Energy Community rules are in place for coal and lignite power stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia in the Western Balkans, and demonstrates that quick and comprehensive action to drive down emissions will boost the benefits.
Swift and significant emission cuts by Europe’s top polluters under new rules would boost health and reduce healthcare costs.
Cost study prompts call to put health at the top of the policy agenda.
Chinese investments in a new coal power plant unit in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, could jeopardize local health standards and the environment.
Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, was reauthorized for a period of five years on the European market today.
This week, Serbia reiterated its announcement to construct the Kostolac B3 coal power plant – a 350 megawatt close to the Romanian border which will primarily use the lignite form of coal.