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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

Poor indoor environments at school
WECF represents environmental NGOs in WHO mid-term review of European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)
23.04.2015

Stronger action required on environmental pollutants
WECF represents environmental NGOs in WHO mid-term review of European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)
20.04.2015

WECF Signs Letter to EU Commissioner for Ban of Two Cancer-Inducing Pesticides
World Health Organization warns Glyphosate and Malathion can potentially cause cancer
07.04.2015

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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

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

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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