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Stopping Children’s Chemical Contamination

WECF/HEAL workshop in Bratislava

21.05.2007 |Jasmine Osorio

In the framework of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) conference “Health in the Enlarged EU”, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) held a workshop on the effects of chemicals on children’s health and related policy developments. The workshop aimed to:
  • raise awareness of the health effects of chemical contamination and latest scientific evidence focusing on the special vulnerability of children;
  • build knowledge on the EU and Pan-European political and legislative frameworks on chemicals
  • get feedback from participants on perceptions of chemical contamination in new Member States; share ideas, knowledge and experience;
  • provide policy recommendations on the EU Health Strategy
There were approximately 40 participants from 15 different countries including old and new EU Member States. The represented organizations included patients’ groups, public health faculties, health professionals’ associations and environment & health NGOs.

The following workshop materials are available for your review and use:

List of Participants
Speakers Abstracts
World Café: Background
Bisphenol A –Information Card
Presentation: About HEAL, Monica Guarinoni (HEAL)
Presentation: About WECF, Sonja Haider (WECF)
Presentation: Environment and Health Science revolution and the Chemicals Health Monitor Project, Lisette van Vliet (HEAL)
Presentation: The CEHAPE Process, Christian Schweizer (WHO)
Workshop Recommendations
Workshop Report

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