PAN Europe publishes report revealing industry lobbying attempts to undermine EDC policy-making
Delays in EU policies attributed to the strategic placement of industry-linked experts in advisory organisations
Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) recently published a report detailing the use of industry lobbying to prevent the implementation of stricter EU policies concerning the assessment of chemical toxicity.
The report finds that nearly three-quarters of World Health Organisation (WHO) experts as well as more than half of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) experts have ties with industry. This is found to be a major factor in the delays in EU policies that could protect citizens and consumers from harmful chemicals in our daily environment. Read the full report here.
WECF co-organising partner Green Pharmacy Conference 2017
The environmental cycle of medicines - an incentive for innovation in the human and veterinary medicine chain
Recycling contaminates plastic children’s toys with toxic chemicals from electronic waste
A new global survey finds that recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of the world’s best-selling toy: The Rubik’s Cube.
One step towards a safer blood bag
WECF speaker at final Seminar of the LIFE+ project PVC Free Blood Bag, 27-28 September, in Östersund, Sweden
WECF sends letter to Dutch Secretary of State concerning EU policy on EDCs
In a joint statement WECF and the EDC Free Coalition ask Dutch State Secretary Dijksma to insist on major changes at the Environmental Council meeting to protect our health and environment.
Commission's EDC criteria proposal: More humans will have to be harmed before action is taken
The European Commission presented today its proposal for criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). WECF and the EDCfree Coalition condemn strongly the decision.