Chemicals & Health
WECF and its members advocate for non-chemical alternatives worldwide, based on three principles: polluter pays, reversal of the burden of proof and the precautionary principle, and will highlight the gaps and inadequacies in current legislation. WECF raises awareness amongst consumers and encourages them to ask questions about the products they allow into their homes. WECF does not only focus on toxic chemicals in consumer products. In Armenia, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine old pesticide stockpiles pose a serious threat to the environment and public health. Partner organizations try to attract attention to these problems and cooperate with the local and national authorities to isolate or remove the stockpiles and reduce the threat to humans, animals and the environment.
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Latest News & Reports
“From Pink to Prevention”: Stopping breast cancer before it starts
A new campaign is launched to getting environmental and occupational risk factors taken seriously in the breast cancer debate.
"Women are exposed to hazardous chemicals not only differently than men, but they also have a higher susceptibility to them"
Report on the Women and Chemicals Side Event at OEWG2 of SAICM in Geneva, December 17
19.12.2014 | Alexandra Caterbow, WICF
WECF's Alexandra Caterbow gives intervention during SAICM chemicals discussion
International Chemicals talks highlight health sector involvement, EDCs and milestones to achieving 2020 goal
18.12.2014 | WECF
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Latest Press Release
WECF Press Release: 9 Member States urge Council to target chemicals policy and non-toxic environment
Environment Council: Ministers of the environment of the 28 gathered yesterday in Brussels for a last meeting during the Italian presidency.
18.12.2014 | WECF Press Release
Reduce exposure to EDCs and advocating for better legislation
Protect children and pregnant women against exposure to EDCs by engaging the health sector and informing policy makers and activate German civil society to enhance EDC policy
Donors: EEHI – European Environment and Health Initiative, Life+ project European Commission, DG Environment
Duration: 01/2014 - 12/2014
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Press kit of WECF's symposium on breast cancer and EDCs
100 participants participated in the symposium
Balkan Training Kit
Chemical Safety of Toys
WECF and partners propose chemicals targets for Sustainable Development Goals
UNEP 2012 global chemicals report estimates close to 1 million deaths from harmful chemicals and pesticides each year
WECF report Textiles: Stop the chemical overdose!
Chemical contents of children's wear, textiles regulation, labels and more
New Publication on NCDs: Environmental factors one of the main causes of preventable deaths
Civil Society Groups release, in cooperation with UNEP, first publication about non-communicable diseases and environmental determinants
27.08.2013 | Joint Press Release
Pregnant Women and Unborn Babies Susceptibility to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
WECF Positionpaper for a stronger regulation on EDC
Toys Safety in the Balkans
Safe consumer products are a demand for countries to be able to join the European Union. WECF is helping out Albania and Macedonia in their struggle to improve the situation
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