Category Archives: How to avoid EDCs

France: the new champion for EDC regulation in Europe?

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After more than one year of parliamentary debates in the French Senate and Parliament, France adopted a law yesterday which bans BPA use in food containers for 0-3 years old in 2013 and for all other food contact uses as from January 1st 2015, with a warning labelling in the meantime.

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Sign the Petition: No more BPA nor EDCs in toys

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WECF France  has launched a petition urging the French Minister of Environment and the French Minister in charge of Consumer protection to ask for more protective regulation to ensure endocrine disrupting chemicals are taken out of toys.

Sign the petition here (in French). 

The Cocktail Effect

You may not be aware, but many everyday products contain toxic chemicals that may be detrimental to your health and the health of your family. Many of the chemicals can be more toxic when they are mixed together. That is what is called the “cocktail effect”. It is in our power to help reduce this toxic effect.

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This videos was developed by the Swedish Nature Conservation. Click here to visit their website.

Help make BPA a thing of the past

Breast cancer rates in England have risen by 90% since 1971. Breast Cancer UK believes that this increase cannot be attributed to lifestyle or genetic factors alone. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a known endocrine disrupting chemical. Sign our petition calling on the UK Government to ban BPA from all food and drink packaging

Regulating chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties

Chemicals should be defined as endocrine disruptors (EDs) on the basis of whether or not they have the ability to disrupt the functioning of the endocrine system in laboratory studies. The evidence should be drawn not only from all internationally agreed tests but also from other studies, including reviews of published scientific literature.

HEAL and CHEM Trust have produced the following briefing that explains these issues in further detail. These important ED properties should be taken into account to ensure that EDCs are correctly identified for further regulatory action.

The briefing is available in English and French and translation into German is anticipated.

Press contact: lisette@env-health.org

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