Campaign partner Health Care Without Harm Europe (HCWH) has launched a new report on “Non-toxic Healthcare: Alternatives to Phthalates and BPA in Medical Devices”.
This report provides evidence of the potential hazards that EDCs post to human health and the environment. It also presents an analysis of safer alternatives available on the market and calls for a phase out of phthalates and BPA in medical devices.
The report is available here
Press release available here
On 28 April 2015, European trade unions will remember the 100,000 people who die from occupational cancers every year. According to a Euractiv article, the unions accuse the EU Commission of not protecting workers from chemicals which cause cancers, due to suspended work on the necessary legislation.
“A nursery that is not only beautiful, but where you can put your child to bed with peace of mind.”
EDC-Free campaign partner Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) via its ChildProtect Program joined forces to create a unique concept: a sustainable nursery, completely free from harmful substances.
EDC-Free campaign partner Générations Futures has launched the fourth part of a biomonitoring study series on EDCs, the EXPPERT survey 4, focusing on the exposure of women of childbearing age who are living in urban areas in the region Ile de France (greater Paris area).
According to the survey results, an average of 21 EDCs were found per woman, including19 pesticide EDCs. The number of EDCs found ranged from 32 to 12 per hair sample. In terms of weight, the lowest average amount of EDC residues per sample was 109.39 picogramme/milligram (5). The maximum amount per sample was 387.27 pg/mg (in comparison to 24.14 pg/mg for the lowest one). In other words, there was a 1:16 ratio between the less contaminated and most contaminated.
EDC-Free campaign partner Women in Europe for a Common Future Germany (WECF) has launched a new film as part of its Nesting Project on How to protect pregnant women and children from EDCs.
What is the film about?
During pregnancy, women know it is important to avoid alcohol, nicotine and certain foods. However, what is less well known is that many everyday products contain pollutants that can also be harmful to your baby. This film raises awareness on the health impacts of hazardous substances, especially EDCs, during pregnancy and gives practical advice on how to avoid exposure to these chemicals.
Leading experts in this field concluded that infertility and male reproductive dysfunctions, birth defects, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurobehavioral and learning disorders were among the conditions that can be partly attributed to people’s exposure to EDCs.