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Environment Council’s demand for more ambitious action on chemicals at start of new European term could lead to major health benefits

  • 26th June 2019
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) welcomes the European environment ministers’ demand for more ambitious and swifter action against harmful chemicals from the European Commission, Member States and ECHA. The European Council conclusions agreed upon today lay out the strategic direction that the EU’s future policy on chemicals should take, and highlight in particular REACH, endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials and pharmaceuticals as priority areas.

Food contact materials and chemical contamination

  • 12th June 2019
There are multiple health concerns related to chemicals in food contact materials in Europe. This briefing looks at the current legislative system in the European Union for these materials and defines what is missing in the existing system and what must be changed if public health is to be protected.

Webinar – Lessons learned from the approval of chlorpyrifos

  • 5th June 2019
HEAL is delighted to invite you to a new series of webinars dedicated to the health and environmental impacts of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used across Europe and of which residues are regularly found in our food. Join us for the third and final edition in this exciting new series on Wednesday 12 June, 17:00 - 18:00 CET.

How the chemicals in food contact materials are putting our health at risk

  • 23rd May 2019
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.