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
Stop EDCs - Citizens demand EDC regulation that protects human health and environment
WECF Germany, together with other NGOs, hand over 100.000 signatures to environment minister Hendricks
2016 IPEN Global Meeting and Toxic-Free Future Forum
A get together of people working for a Toxic-free Future
One step towards a safer blood bag
WECF speaker at final Seminar of the LIFE+ project PVC Free Blood Bag, 27-28 September, in Östersund, Sweden
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Latest Press Release
Civil society calls on EU decision makers to phase out dental amalgam
Europe will imminently decide the fate of dentistry’s most controversial procedure: the use of mercury-based dental fillings, known as amalgam.
Communicating on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)
Developing ideas for companies in improving information and communication within the chain and towards consumers of baby and children’s products, on the topic of SVHCs with a focus on risks for vulnerable groups (i.e. children and pregnant women).
Donors: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Partners: IVAM UvA BV, with assistance from Gezinsbond, PAN Europe and ChemSec
Duration: 01/2015 - 01/2016
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International Women's Day 2016: WECF releases “Women and Chemicals” publication
With its new publication, WECF presents a deeper look at the nexus between gender roles and women’s exposure to hazardous chemicals worldwide and calls for more political action for better health protection
Think Before You Buy: Choose Products With Less Hazardous Substances
A Teacher's Handbook
WECF’s Position Paper on EEHP, WHO MTR in Haifa 2015
Eco Forum, HEAL, WECF International and undersigned signatories present position paper on EEHP
Handbook for Hairdressers: Hazardous Ingredients in Professional Cosmetics
Now available in English
Press kit of WECF's symposium on breast cancer and EDCs
100 participants participated in the symposium
Balkan Training Kit
Chemical Safety of Toys
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