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WEMOS –1000 Days of Plastic and radio interview for Dutch program EenVandaag

Global health advocate for Wemos, Annelies den Boer met with TV producer Bahram Sadeghi on 16 September to talk about the harmful health effects of plastic (shown right).

In the online programme ‘1000 days of plastic’, Sadeghi aims to approach the plastic phenomenon from different angles. The harmful chemicals BPA and DEHP – which are found in plastic – are of particular concern to WEMOS due to their harmful health effects for young children and babies. In this short video, Annelies explains which items contain these chemicals, and what can happen when you are exposed to these chemicals from an early age onwards.

More information available here.

Radio interview for Dutch program Radio EenVandaag (Hilversum)
On 21 September Annelies den Boer took part in a live radio interview about the relationship between EDCs and the increasing prevalence of infertility and related problems in male population in Western countries.

According to medical specialists, the harmful chemicals BPA and pesticides in our drinking water are the culprits. Wemos would like to see a ban on BPA and other EDCs – and has been dedicated to this for years.

Other countries have already taken measures. In Denmark, for instance, many problems occurred in men in the 90s. The Danish government then prohibited BPA in food packaging materials for children until the age of 3. The government also started a public information campaign for pregnant women. So Denmark is a true forerunner. The Dutch government has just only started acknowledging the risks of EDCs since this year”, says Annelies.

More information and the link to the online radio fragment (Dutch only) available here.

Originally posted on 28 October 2016

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