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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

WECF Co-signs Letter Against Hazardous Chemicals in Products
EU Wants to Allow Banned Chemicals in Household Products

Why WASH in Schools and Menstrual Hygiene Management needs to be in the SDG sanitation indicators
Calling on all member states and stakeholders engaged in indicator process for Sustainable Development Goals of 2030 Agenda to add Menstrual Hygiene Management

Over 2700 worried (grand) parents signed petition: "We do not want hormone disrupting chemicals in products for our children!"
The Netherlands is taking health risks of EDCs seriously, emerged from open and constructive talk between WECF, BabyBeGood with the Director-General for Public Health

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Latest Press Release

European NGOs welcome doctors’ warning of harm to newborns from toxic chemicals in consumer products
WECF and HEAL, two European health and environment groups strongly welcome the statement released today by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) addressing the risks to babies and mothers associated with everyday exposure to toxic chemicals

Featured Project

Bulgaria / Greece – WECF Project Healthy Schools
School children are given the opportunity to learn about their environment and possible ways to improve and protect it by developing their own ideas.
Donors: European Commission DG-Environment
Partners: Earth Forever Foundation, Bulgaria, Clean up Greece
Duration: 09/2007 - 02/2010

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Latest Publications

Is the EU still leading?
WECF’s Alexandra Caterbow analyzes EU’s shifting priorities, from environmental to economic interests

WECF’s Position Paper on EEHP, WHO MTR in Haifa 2015
Eco Forum, HEAL, WECF International and undersigned signatories present position paper on EEHP

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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