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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 presents film on how to protect children from Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Pregnant women know it is important to avoid alcohol, nicotine and certain foods. However, what is less well known is that many everyday products contain pollutants that can also be harmful to your baby. This film gives practical advice on how to avoid exposure to EDCs.
02.03.2015

WECF's LIFE ChildProtect Program & Dutch Green Platform BabyBeGood present the Sustainable Nursery
"A nursery that is not only beautiful, but where you can put your child to bed with peace of mind." WECF via its ChildProtect Program joined forces to create a unique concept: a sustainable nursery, completely free from harmful substances
27.02.2015

WECF signs statement opposing regulatory cooperation in EU-US trade talks
“Regulatory cooperation” in the TTIP negotiations gives unprecedented influence to business lobby groups to stop any new regulation that would impact trade and investment
05.02.2015

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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


Featured Project

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 - 02/2015


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Latest Publications

Press kit of WECF's symposium on breast cancer and EDCs
100 participants participated in the symposium
20.10.2014

Balkan Training Kit
Chemical Safety of Toys
03.09.2014

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
16.05.2014

WECF report Textiles: Stop the chemical overdose!
Chemical contents of children's wear, textiles regulation, labels and more
31.10.2013

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
16.04.2013

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
04.04.2013

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