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
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
WECF speaks at Conference on Children's Health and the Environment (INCHES)
WECF called for fruitful cooperation between scientists and NGOs at 8th International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment, for better protection of children and pregnant women
WECF takes position on European Commission’s EDC criteria
WECF released its position of the European Commission proposal to identify Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) criteria
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Latest Press Release
International Women's Day 2016: Women call for better protection from hazardous chemicals worldwide
WECF releases “Women and Chemicals” publication and calls for more political action for better health protection from harmful chemicals
Capacity Building and Strategic Partnerships for Chemicals Safety in the Republic of Serbia
Building capacity and strengthening cooperation between government agencies, NGOs, and other civil society sectors, to strengthen legislation, enforcement and partnerships for chemical safety, in particular harmful chemicals in products
Donors: SAICM Quick Start Programme, UNEP
Partners: UNDP- Serbia, ALHem Safer Chemicals Alternative
Duration: 05/2015 - 10/2016
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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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