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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

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
10.06.2015

WECF urges for a precautionary approach of biocides at Chemical Watch Biocides Event
"Adopting a precautionary approach to reduce impacts of biocidal products on human health and the environment"
01.06.2015

WECF’s Alexandra Caterbow Participates in Upcoming EU Conference on EDCs
EU Commission informs stakeholders on impact assessment of EDC identification criteria
18.05.2015

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Latest Press Release

Rotterdam Convention moving backwards, say civil society groups
Press release on COP7
15.05.2015


Featured Project

WECF Germany: “Umweltgerechtigkeit von Geburt an" (Environmental justice right from the beginning)
A consultative program for deprived families and migrant families in the vicinity of Berlin and Munich
Donors: German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA); Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: WECF Germany
Duration: 09/2009 - 12/2010


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Latest Publications

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

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

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