The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is organising a new series of webinars dedicated to the health and environmental impacts of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used across Europe. Sign up today!
A new study published today finds a variety of adverse health impacts in second and third generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate. It is the first of its kind to look at transgenerational effects and shows how descendants of exposed offspring were more likely to develop prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities.
In the final plenary session of the European Parliament before the EU elections, MEPs have adopted a Resolution on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and are calling on the Commission to swiftly take all necessary action to ensure human health and the environment are protected against these harmful chemicals .
The Court of Appeal in Lyon has ruled to hold Monsanto legally accountable for severely harming the health of Paul François, a grain farmer from France’s Charente region. Health actors are welcoming this historic win, a legal precedent in France, as a victory for all victims of pesticides.
The existing scientific evidence of the links between the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos and the development of autism among children should urgently be reviewed, according to a new study published today in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Findings from the European research project EDC-MixRisk released today highlight that the health risks associated with the combined exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are systematically underestimated under current assessment methods in the European Union.
Modern science matters. That’s why HEAL partnered with TEDX - The Endocrine Disruption Exchange to help you understand how modern science improves our understanding of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
The European Parliament’s environment committee today agreed to new EU rules on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), which will keep millions exposed to toxic chemicals in toys and other products made of recycled plastics.
Seven health and environment groups have written to European environment ministers, members of the EU Parliament and Commission to express concerns about the sum limit that includes DecaBDE in the regulation recast for persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
More ambitious worldwide action is urgently needed to protect health and the environment against adverse impacts of chemicals. This is the conclusion of the second United Nations Global Chemicals Outlook, presented during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi this week.
A picture says a thousand words. That’s why the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) partnered with TEDX – The Endocrine Disruption Exchange to reduce complex scientific concepts surrounding endocrine disruptors.
The exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides has been linked to endocrine and developmental effects by a new scientific pilot study.
HEAL joins other civil society groups in calling on members of the EU REACH Committee to protect human health and the environment in their upcoming discussions on the chemicals DEHP and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) on 7 March.
The European Parliament and Council decision on the reform of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation announced this week, hailed as protective for health, will keep children exposed to hazardous flame-retardant chemicals associated with thyroid disruption and neurological deficits. HEAL, Arnika and IPEN react.
In an upcoming Council meeting on 5th March, EU Environment Ministers have an opportunity to call on the EU Commission to develop specific proposals for how the European Union can systematically reduce human and environmental exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is honoured to be a stakeholder in a new research project on the development of methods to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that are toxic to female reproduction, which was launched on 1st January 2019 and will last for five years.
The EDC-Free Europe campaign and the Green 10 - a coalition of ten of the largest environmental organisations and networks active on the European level - urge the EU Commission to deliver on its promise to publish its 2018 plans for a non-toxic environment.
France’s initiative to update its national action plan on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can be an inspiring driver for European action towards the reduction of exposure to toxic chemicals and…
This week, Members of the EU Parliament will have the opportunity to engage in a public debate with the European Commission about its plans to reduce harmful exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
In a key vote on amendments to the General Food Law, Members of European Parliament made significant steps in making sure data used in decisions on food safety is made publicly available.