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Press contact: Elke Zander elke@env-health.org

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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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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55 civil society organisations asking for a Europe for well-being and health

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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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55 civil society organisations asking for a Europe for well-being and health

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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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Grenzwertige Debatte: Der Streit um Stickoxide ist vor allem eins: Symptom für die verschlafene Mobilitätswende

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Billige Kohle kommt der Gesundheit teuer zu stehen

Dass Kohle schlecht fürs Klima ist, wissen die meisten. Weniger bekannt sind die Gesundheitsbelastungen durch die Kohleverstromung. Ein neues Briefing der Health and Environment Alliance beleuchtet die gesundheitlichen Folgen der Braunkohlenutzung und plädiert für einen schnellen Ausstieg.
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Diesel-Hick-Hack wird auf dem Rücken unserer Gesundheit ausgetragen

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Revamping buildings improves the climate, public health and social equality

If we combine the current quest for energy efficient buildings with an equal quest for better health and more equal societies, we have the chance to limit global warming to 1.5°C. That also means alleviating poverty, improving energy security and creating not only greener but healthier, more equal and enjoyable cities with fewer respiratory and heart diseases, better mental health and happier citizens.
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