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We are exposed to chemicals everywhere in our daily lives.

HEAL works with partners and decision-makers to minimise and ultimately end human exposure to hazardous and toxic chemicals including pesticides and biocides and towards laws that protect people adequately and timely.

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…

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Another “forever chemical” – PFBS – added to Europe’s list of substances of very high concern

The European Chemicals Agency has recognised Perfluorobutane Sulfonic Acid, PFBS (and its salts) as a…

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Les substances chimiques présentes dans les emballages alimentaires peuvent nuire à la santé

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Prohíban el pesticida toxico clorpirifós de nuestras platos

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Chlorpyrifos, un pesticide toxique à bannir de nos assiettes

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Infographic – More Than One Potency

The potency of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) depends on which organs you measure and how.…

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Dear Health Commissioner: Uphold the precautionary principle by supporting the French ban on E171 in food products

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NGOs comment on draft PFOA regulation

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A European Green Deal that strives for a healthy planet for healthy people is putting zero pollution and health protection at its core

HEAL together with members called on the European College of Commissioners and the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to translate the support they have expressed for environmental health protection during their parliamentary hearings into tangible and impactful policy proposals and legislation. Zero pollution and health protection need to be at the core of the Commission’s flagship European Green Deal. It is essential that the European Green Deal delivers on climate change, on clean air and on health protection from hazardous chemicals, including endocrine disrupting chemicals.
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NGO letter to REACH Committee regarding lead stabilisers in PVC

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A chemicals strategy as part of the European Green Deal: time to deliver

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. 
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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…

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Another “forever chemical” – PFBS – added to Europe’s list of substances of very high concern

The European Chemicals Agency has recognised Perfluorobutane Sulfonic Acid, PFBS (and its salts) as a…

read more