Pesticides

Pesticides are designed to be toxic and they are found everywhere
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Everywhere we go, we are exposed to pesticides; from the parks and gardens we play in, to the food we eat and the clothes we wear. Minimising pesticides exposure and encouraging non-chemical alternatives remain priorities.


News on our policy work

Sign our petition to ask Members of European Parliament to reject EDC criteria proposal!
A proposal to regulate endocrine disruptors (EDCs) will be voted on in the European Parliament on September 28th. Ask your politicians to put public health first and to reject this disastrous proposal! The petition is available in English, French, and German. Read more...

HEAL urges MEPs to reject European Commission’s proposal on endocrine disruptors
Ahead of a key vote on EDCs on 28 September, HEAL urges Members of European Parliament (MEPs) to reject the Commission’s unlawful and insufficient proposal. Read more...

Générations Futures: 53.3% of food samples analysed on French market contain glyphosate residues
53.3% of cereal- and leguminous products that are widely available in French supermarkets contain traces of glyphosate, demonstrate test results from HEAL member Générations Futures. Read more...

Giant weedkiller bottle torn down as Europe debates future of glyphosate
Citizens toppled a giant glyphosate bottle at the Schuman roundabout outside the European Commission to symbolise the demand of over 1.3 million people across Europe calling for a ban of the controversial weedkiller. Read more...

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Take action

- #StopGlyphosate ECI. Protect our health, sign our petition today!

- SumOfUs and EDC-Free Europe petition to tell the European Parliament to put public health first and to ban EDCs. Petition is available in English, French, German

- Become a supporter of the EDC-Free Europe coalition!

Publications

- Joint publication: The Unhealthy Side Effects of CETA

- Open letter to Members of REACH Committee on D4D5, phthalates, and nanoforms

- Letter to the EP Environment Committee - EDCs: One more way CETA endangers public health and the environment

- HEAL supports joint EU-Canada statement on CETA

- HEAL Technical Briefing EDC Criteria for Member States

- EPHA leaflet ’The Unhealthy Side Effects of CETA (Contribution by HEAL and CIEL)

- ISDE Italy conference on EDCs in Milan - presentation and audio by Lisette van Vliet

- HEAL Activity Report 2015

- NGOs express support for restriction of chemical PFOA to REACH committee

- HEAL submissions to public consultation on pesticides and biocides

- IPEN and the Endocrine Society’s Introduction to EDCs – available in new languages!

- A compliance check of the European Parliament’s TTIP Resolution – A preliminary analysis by CIEL, Client and HEAL, 7 July 2016

- Resource pack: Advice on impacts of EDCs pesticides on pregnant women

Multimedia

- YouTube video: MEP Michèle Rivasi joins HEAL to call for reductions in pesticide use

- Photos from Pesticide Action Week EU action

- 25 March: Lisette van Vliet (HEAL) interviewed about imminent dangers of EDCs and other chemicals, Euranet Plus via Soundcloud

- 25 March: Sophie Borderes (Pesticide Action Week) interviewed about traces of numerous pesticides in her body, Euranet Plus via Soundcloud

- EP studio TV interview with NFU on pesiticides
’Europe and You’ (3.24-13.32 minutes), 7 March 2015


Learn more about HEAL’s views and policy work on Pesticides

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