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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

Call to implement Better Regulation principles in EU action on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
NGOs call for horizontal criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in all types of applications, not just pesticides and biocides and urge EU Commission to redesign its currently proposed EDC criteria
15.02.2017

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
30.11.2016

2016 IPEN Global Meeting and Toxic-Free Future Forum
A get together of people working for a Toxic-free Future
22.11.2016

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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.
29.11.2016


Featured Project

Our Toxic Free Future
Working towards a Toxic Free Future - getting ready for action
Donors: Ministry of Housing Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: Tiye, ZijActief
Duration: 03/2003 - 06/2003


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Latest Publications

Measures against endocrine disrupting chemicals. The example of Denmark, Sweden and France
In June 2016, Wemos, PAN Europe en WECF published the report ‘Measures against endocrine disrupting chemicals. The example of Denmark, Sweden and France’.
19.06.2016

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
07.03.2016

WECF’s Position Paper on EEHP, WHO MTR in Haifa 2015
Eco Forum, HEAL, WECF International and undersigned signatories present position paper on EEHP
24.04.2015

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

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