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 and other NGOs pressing EU to take action against EDCs
More than 20 NGOs demand action following up on COP6 in a letter to Manuel Barroso
13.05.2013 | WECF
Success in Geneva: Toxic flame retardant to be phased out globally despite EU protest
Alexandra Caterbow: “EU had the chance to act on its full global responsibility, but failed”
10.05.2013 | WECF
Rotterdam Convention Asbestos Side Event
Sascha Gabizon chaired a panel on the dangers of chrysotile asbestos
08.05.2013 | Laurie Kazan-Allen
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Latest Press Release
Rotterdam Convention in crisis, say civil society groups
Handful of countries highjack international agreement, intended to protect human health and environment
10.05.2013 | WECF & ROCA
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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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
WECF guide on Renovation and D.I.Y
The information brochure "Renovation & do it yourself" informs on avoiding hazardous chemicals in your home while renovating
WECF guide on EDCs (Endocrine Disruptive Chemicals)
The WECF information brochure "Stop EDCs in everyday products" informs you how to avoid exposure to hormone disruptive chemicals in your daily life
WECF France: Endocrine disruptors: Threat to women’s health
WECF has launched a report in French called 'Menace sur la santé des femmes'
Nano - the great unknown
WECF position paper on nano particles and nanotechnology
Women’s Major Group: Rio+20 Position Statement - Summary
Summary of the Women’s Major Group Statements for UN Conference on Sustainable Development
WECF Position on the Commission Proposal to Recast PIC Regulation
Download WECF's position paper on the EU Commission proposal to recast PIC regulation
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