Paris Appeal: WECF calls for signing this declaration
Declaration on the link between cancer and environmental pollution presented during conference "Cancer, Environment and Society"
23.05.2004 |Sascha Gabizon
Leading Scientists from Europe and the US presented latest research on
the link between cancer and environmental pollution during the
conference "Cancer, Environment and Society". Professor Belpomme of the
French Academy of Sciences said "after 40 years of research we have
identified hundred's of carcenogenic chemicals, why are they still in
every day use? We ask our governments to finally take action". The
scientists and other leading persons such as the former minister of
environment of France Corinne Lepage, signed the ensuing declaration,
the "Paris Appeal".
WECF director Sascha Gabizon gave a presentation during this 1 day
of the conference "Cancer, Environment and Society". Sascha Gabizon
noted that with the current revision of the EU chemicals policy it is a
crucial time for women to take action and make our voices heard. In our
experience, once women know more about the health effects of daily-use
chemicals on vulnerable groups like children, two things happen, they
start buying healthier products within their economic possibilities of
course, and many become active supporters for stricter regulations.
Download the Speech.
Find more on the conference and the appeal on the website..