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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.

Fact cards: chemicals in food contact materials put our health at risk

Nobody should ever have to worry about toxic substances making their way into our food. Yet, if you ask around, most consumers have no idea about the composition of the packaging wrapping their food and drinks, and how this might affect them. Here are nine fact cards to illustrate why we are concerned.
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Fact cards: Ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos from our plates

The chemical chlorpyrifos has serious negative effects on our health, especially for children. Yet it…

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Chlorpyrifos, un pesticide toxique à bannir de nos assiettes

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Prohíban el pesticida toxico clorpirifós de nuestras platos

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Open letter on the Farm to Fork strategy to achieve sustainable food systems

People in the EU have made unprecedented calls for change throughout 2019, demanding climate action,…

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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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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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