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
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
Pesticides, BPA cost Dutch society €6 billion in annual health bills
This is according to calculations by leading scientists, including WECF Expert Committee Member Professor Legler, for the research program Zembla
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Latest Press Release
Rotterdam Convention moving backwards, say civil society groups
Press release on COP7
Currently many products at the market incorporate nanomaterials for which a proper risk assessment could not be made. Contrary to the REACH principle no data no market the presence of nanomaterials in its content is generally not reported either
Donors: Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Partners: IVAM, Natuur en Milieu, FNV, ETUI, EEB,WECF and associated partner Consumentenbond (Dutch Consumers Union)
Duration: 04/2012 - 01/2014
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Is the EU still leading?
WECF’s Alexandra Caterbow analyzes EU’s shifting priorities, from environmental to economic interests
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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