HERA Final Conference: Research for the Green Deal / La Recherche pour le Pact vert
The Health Environment Research Agenda for Europe (HERA), of which HEAL is a project partner, will hold its final conference on 18 March 2022, taking place in Paris and as…
Belgium set to launch its first-ever national action plan to increase health and environment protection from endocrine disrupting chemicals
Health groups have welcomed Belgium’s first-ever draft national action plan on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) as an important step towards better identification of and health protection against the risks associated to exposure to such harmful substances.
European Parliament recognises the European Green Deal as a significant contributing factor to cancer prevention in Europe
The European Parliament has adopted its non-legislative report responding to the publication of the EU Commission 2021 communication on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, recognising the EU Green Deal is a key tool to limit people’s exposure to pollution and prevent cancer.
Webinar: How prenatal and postnatal exposure to PFAS affects child cardiometabolic health and inflammatory biomarkers – six European cohorts
Join us for a special webinar on February 23rd to explore how prenatal and postnatal exposure to PFAS affects child cardiometabolic health and inflammatory biomarkers.
Letter: Civil society concerns and demands regarding the European Commission’s definition of “nanomaterial”
Defining "nanomaterials" is no small matter. We call on the European Commission to clarify and improve its definition of the term in order to minimize adverse effects on human health and ecosystems.
Letter: Health and environment groups urge EU Commissioners to support French proposal for EU restriction on harmful substances in single-use diapers
In a letter published today, thirty-four civil society groups urge the European Commission to support a proposal put forward by French authorities to restrict a group of extremely hazardous substances from single-use babies’ diapers.
How ATHLETE research on the Human Exposome offers tools for lifelong disease prevention and policy action: New overview article in Journal of Environmental Epidemiology
A new overview paper in the Journal of Environmental Epidemiology connects the dots on how the ATHLETE project's research on the Human Exposome offers advanced tools for lifelong disease prevention and policy action.
Chemicals in tattoo inks & permanent make-up: EU-wide restriction covering over 4,000 substances enters into force today
The legislative piece covers some 4,000 substances and aims to ensure citizens across the EU are equally protected from hazardous chemicals that may cause allergies and serious health impacts like cancer.
Restriction on harmful chemicals in single-use diapers: an opportunity to protect children’s health that Europe is on the verge of missing
Single-use diapers are a familiar product for most families. But unfortunately, nappies can contain a range of chemicals that can harm human health. A restriction on such substances is an opportunity to protect health that might never see the light of day.
Experts highly concerned as EU body rejects proposal to exclude hazardous chemicals in diapers
Health and environmental groups have reacted with severe concern after the European Chemicals Agency's scientific committees today rejected an attempt to eliminate hazardous chemicals from single-use babies' diapers.
High level panel: Why urgent action on the EU’s Zero Pollution ambition matters for health – voices from communities and vulnerable groups
Virtual, public event - moderated by Tamsin Rose. Friday, 10 December 2021, 14.30 – 16.00 CET Pollution harms our health and the environment. It is the largest environmental cause of…
Civil society groups call on Belgian federal government’s involvement to guarantee action to clean up and remediate PFAS pollution around Antwerp, monitor consequences, and guarantee accountability
PFAS pollution is a reality for communities near Antwerp and Zwijndrecht. HEAL and Grondrecht are asking the Belgian government to step in to guarantee action to clean up and remediate pollution, monitor consequences and guarantee accountability.
Time to modernise the European data on chemicals used in agriculture
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) joined ClientEarth and 20 environmental and health organisations across Europe, as well as the European organisation representing the organic food chain business IFOAM Organics…
Infographic: Harmful chemicals in food packaging hamper the circular economy
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Zero Waste Europe, CHEM Trust and ClientEarth have joined forces to illustrate how harmful chemicals in food packaging can hamper the circular economy and put our health at risk.
Letter: Health and environment groups call on EU governments to identify Resorcinol as a substance of very high concern
Eight health and environment groups across Europe are calling on EU ministers to identify Resorcinol, a health-harming endocrine disruptor, as a substance of very high concern.
Under the Label: The story behind chemicals in cosmetics
Cosmetics and personal care products can contain harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and other substances of concern, but their labels can be hard to read. The infographic launched by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and Tegengif/Erase All Toxins today uncovers the story behind chemicals in cosmetics.