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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.

How the chemicals in food contact materials are putting 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. Current loopholes in the European legislation on food contact materials have as a result that its objective to provide a high level of protection for health is not fulfilled.
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HEAL’s response to public consultation: Evaluation of EU legislation on Food Contact Materials

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Civil society condemns the EU’s conduct in undermining an otherwise effective worldwide ban of toxic chemical PFOA

HEAL joined an international group of chemical and health NGOs to publicly express deep regret and disapproval of the EU delegation’s behaviour and actions at the COP9 of the Stockholm Convention.
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EU elections: vote for a healthy planet for healthy people

HEAL showcases in a 10 day campaign 'Vote for a healthy planet for healthy people' some of the many aspects that citizens can have a say about using their vote.
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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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Civil society organisations demand the removal of E171 from the EU list of permitted food additives

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HEAL letter on EU Sibiu Summit

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NGOs urge immediate action to stop toxic recycling in the EU

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.
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Civil society condemns the EU’s conduct in undermining an otherwise effective worldwide ban of toxic chemical PFOA

HEAL joined an international group of chemical and health NGOs to publicly express deep regret and disapproval of the EU delegation’s behaviour and actions at the COP9 of the Stockholm Convention.
read more