Health and environmental groups wrote to incoming Commission president Ursula von der Leyen today about the EU's golden opportunity to set out a long-term chemicals strategy that prioritises health and environmental protection under the European Green Deal.
Exposure to the pesticide chlorpyrifos harms children's brains. Yet it continues to be one of the most commonly used pesticides in Europe. HEAL calls on all European health, environment and agriculture ministers to support the non-renewal of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl.
A tattoo can be an important means of cultural or self-expression and is popular among Europeans. 18 NGOs have written to members of the REACH committee regarding an proposal for a restriction on tattoo inks and permanent make up.
The governments of the 28 Member States of the European Union are in the process of deciding on the future of a health-harming pesticide: chlorpyrifos. The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), together with other civil society organisations, has written directly to all environment, health and agriculture ministers to express their concerns about the toxicity of this substance.
The Coalition for Sustainable Food Systems and Integrated Food Policy - of which HEAL is a member - is calling on the EU Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) to conduct a fair and green reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Mere weeks before a high-level conference on the future of the European Union’s chemicals policy, the European Commission has not yet published the ‘raison-d’être’ for the event: the outcome of an evaluation of all chemicals policies except REACH.
Thirty-three leading campaign groups, farming organizations, and think tanks have come together to call on the next European Commission President to put an EU food policy in place. Read our letter today.
Leading European health and environmental organisations are urging governments to withdraw the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for persistent organic pollutants used as flame retardant chemicals.
Seven health and environment groups have written to European environment ministers, members of the EU Parliament and Commission to express concerns about the sum limit that includes DecaBDE in the regulation recast for persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
HEAL joins other civil society groups in calling on members of the EU REACH Committee to protect human health and the environment in their upcoming discussions on the chemicals DEHP and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) on 7 March.
In an upcoming Council meeting on 5th March, EU Environment Ministers have an opportunity to call on the EU Commission to develop specific proposals for how the European Union can systematically reduce human and environmental exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
The EDC-Free Europe campaign and the Green 10 - a coalition of ten of the largest environmental organisations and networks active on the European level - urge the EU Commission to deliver on its promise to publish its 2018 plans for a non-toxic environment.
This week a EU committee will discuss and potentially vote on a large number of chemicals classification and labelling, restriction and authorisation proposals. If granted, these authorisations will allow the…
This week, Members of the EU Parliament will have the opportunity to engage in a public debate with the European Commission about its plans to reduce harmful exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
On Monday 26 November, members of the EU Parliament Environment Committee will exchange views on the extension of chlorpyrifos with the European Commission. HEAL urges them to protect our health and to ask for an immediate ban on this pesticide in the EU.