The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) recently hosted yesterday a half day science to policy consultation workshop with representatives of the Zagreb administration and other stakeholders, on how to reduce the urban burden of disease in Zagreb through environmental policies. This consultation workshop was the second in a series of stakeholder engagement activities in various cities in Europe.
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.