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Say “no thanks!” to the guinea pig generation

"Guinea Pig Generations, No thanks!" is a new campaign that aims to alert policy makers to the health effects of many environmental pollutants and technologies – from industrial chemicals to nanomaterials and genetically modified organisms. The campaign, known in France as “Générations Cobayes, Non Merci !”, is run by HEAL’s latest member, the youth group Appel de la jeunesse (A2J) and it targets at both national and European policy makers.

The launch campaign calls for an outright ban on the endocrine disrupting chemical, Bisphenal A (BPA). Since March, the use of BPA in baby bottles has been banned across the EU, but there has been political reluctance to expand this ban to other areas, such as food packaging. Appel de la jeunesse plan to expand the "Guinea Pig Generations, No thanks!" campaign to pesticides and GMOs in the near future. Read more…

Last updated on 19 May 2011

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