Today, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) joined a group of twenty organisations – led by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe – to send a Declaration to European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella.
On 22 January, Members of the European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety 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). This is their chance to ask the EU Commission questions about its plans for concrete and urgent action to adequately protect our health and the health of future generations from toxic chemicals.
Last November the EU Commission published its Communication on endocrine disruptors, which lacks concrete measures and timelines on how people and the environment can be better protected from these harmful chemicals. We believe the Communication fails to lay out proposals to control EDCs across all EU laws. Another example of a missed opportunity is the absence of a specific plan to adapt EU laws in order to address the EDC cocktail effect, to which we are all exposed daily.
Read our letter to Members of EU Parliament.