HEAL alongside other organisations sent a joint letter to Executive Vice-President for European Green Deal Maroš Šefčovič calling to uphold commitments presented in the 2020 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability in this mandate.
Des ONG françaises et européennes écrivent ce jour à Elisabeth Borne pour l’inciter à air en faveur d’une révision rapide de REACh, le règlement européen phare sur les produits chimiques.…
The Green 10 have sent a letter to Commissioner Breton, following a recent meeting of the group with him on boosting the green transition of the EU’s industry and upholding environmental and health safeguards - the letter focuses on the need to kickstart the revision of REACH, the EU chemicals regulatory framework, by June 2023, as well as Net Zero Industry and Critical Raw Materials Acts, where the Commission has to set clear conditions to respect climate, wider environmental, and social objectives.
Seventeen NGOs, including HEAL, wrote a joint letter to the European Commission on nanomaterials in everyday products; results from recent testing and concrete measures to inform and protect citizens and ecosystems from nano-related risks
Several NGOs, including HEAL, sent a letter to Executive Vice President Timmermans and Commissioners Breton, Sinkevičius and Kyriakides in February 2023 to call them for an update of REACH information requirements.
Seventeen NGOs, including HEAL, wrote a joint letter to the REACH Committee ahead of their meeting on March 1st 2023, to urge the Committee to support a restriction that would include all microplastics, and to address other chemical authorisation concerns.
More than 115 scientists have asked the World Health Organization for a complete overhaul or withdrawal of the organisation’s draft drinking water guidelines for two of the most well-studied per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), namely PFOS and PFOA.
29 NGOs strongly condemn attacks to weaken the ambition of the proposal for a Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products Regulation (SUR) and to delay its adoption.
HEAL and 14 environmental health organisations call on European governments to keep pressing the European Commission to deliver the promised reforms of the REACH and CLP regulations, and to support the proposal for a new pesticide reduction law.
The Green 10 wrote to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Vice President Frans Timmermans, Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, Commissioners Thierry Breton and Virginijus Sinkevičius to express their concern that the Commission’s Letter of Intent listing priority initiatives for 2023 failed to mention a number of the priority legislative files expected for the European Commission to publish in 2023 based on earlier plans by the European Commission.
HEAL and over 35 organisations urge member states to defend the proposal and to ensure the measures adopted meet the ambitions set out in the EU Plastics Strategy and EU Green Deal commitments.
Nine health and environmental groups have written to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection regarding the upcoming proposal to restrict Bisphenol A and structurally related bisphenols of similar concern under the REACH Regulation.
Defining "nanomaterials" is no small matter. We call on the European Commission to clarify and improve its definition of the term in order to minimize adverse effects on human health and ecosystems.