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Europe finally recognises four phthalates as human endocrine disruptors
In a historic development, four synthetic chemicals - DEHP, DIBP, DBP and BBP - have been identified as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) for human health. The news was first released by an official source in Denmark. Read more...
Improved EU decision-making in the area of health and consumer protection
Five European organisations including HEAL sent a letter to EU Commission First Vice-President to propose ways to improve the EU decision-making process in the area of health and consumer protection, including on agricultural products such as pesticides and GMOs. Read more...
EU Commission must fulfil their obligation to reduce pharmaceutical pollution
Representing hundreds of environmental and health organisations in all 28 EU member states and further afield, 14 NGOs called for immediate action and answers as to why the Commission have not yet published a strategic approach to address the pharmaceutical pollution of water. Read more...
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Summary of EP workshop on glyphosate
IPEN and the Endocrine Society’s Introduction to EDCs – available in new languages!
Resource pack: Advice on impacts of EDCs pesticides on pregnant women
Health costs in the EU - How much is related to EDCs? - Available in Spanish - El coste sanitario en la unión europea - ¿Cuánto corresponde a los disruptores endocrinos?
Chemical cocktail leaflet now available in Maltese
Listen to the MP3 recording from CHE Partnership Call - A High Price to Pay: Obesity, Diabetes, and Associated Costs of Exposure to EDCs in the EU, 28 April 2015
Listen to the MP3 recording from CHE Partnership Call - Perinatal Exposure to a Mixture of Common Low-Dose Phthalates and Flame Retardants Leads to Autistic Features in Rats, 15 April 2015
Breakfast television, TVAM, Malta public television
4 Feb 2015, available on Facebook
SumOfUs petition to reject Commission proposal on EDCs criteria. Petition is also available in French, Spanish, and in German.