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New petition ‘I don’t want hormone disrupting chemicals for my baby’

A thousand parents and grandparents have signed the Negenmaandenbeurs Petition to the Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers .

A healthy start for all children free from EDCs and other harmful substances, it’s every parents wish! And it is now possible.

Please sign the petition online (in Dutch). 

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Ban endocrine disrupting chemicals in consumer goods

Ban endocrine disrupting chemicals in consumer goodsCampaign supporter The Danish Consumer Council focuses on EDCs in consumer products as the substances have shown negative effects in animal studies and are suspected of having adverse effects in humans such as infertility, premature puberty, low sperm quality and other serious health problems, as well as causing problems in nature.

Are EDCs really necessary in consumer goods?

No, there are alternatives, and therefore the EU Commission should ban these chemicals before it is too late.

Please sign the petition to ban EDCs in consumer goods https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Ban_endocrine_disrupting_chemicals_in_consumer_goods/

Read more about our work and the chemicals in question: http://www.taenk.dk/ban-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-in-consumer-products

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Online petition: Ban BPA from food contact material

BPACampaign partner Vivosano call for a national standard to be drafted to prevent any material, packaging or container intended to be in contact with food to contain bisphenol A (BPA). This should be done at the earliest possible and applying the precautionary principle, as has been done in other countries of the EU. This means a ban on their use, trade, export and import.

You can sign the petition here

More information about Bisphenol A is available on the campaign website of Vivosano called Hogar sin tóxicos http://www.hogarsintoxicos.org/es/actua/campana-para-retirar-bisfenol (this website will soon be available in English)

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Sign the petition! Switch to a higher state of alert and prevention to reduce health and environmental risks of pesticides

Appel de Montpellier: Passer à un niveau supérieur d’alerte et de prévention pour limiter les risques sanitaires et écologiques des pesticides

Call of Action from Montpellier: Switch to a higher state of alert and prevention to reduce health and environmental risks of pesticides

Appel de Montpellier: Passer à un niveau supérieur d’alerte et de prévention pour limiter les risques sanitaires et écologiques des pesticides

You can sign the petition here via change.org

Recent biomonitoring studies show that traces of many pesticides are found not only in the vicinity of spreading areas, but also in the vast majority of fruits and vegetables on our plates, in groundwater, water catchments and in the indoor air at concentrations of particular concern.

The cocktail effect of these substances is still insufficiently documented , but important for a number of associations with endocrine or cancerous diseases .

It is necessary to raise public awareness of the health and environmental risks of pesticides, especially for vulnerable groups. We should take into account the occupational risk , the risk of exposure to local residents and the general population.

This petition calls on the health and food safety authorities to move to a higher state of alert and ensure that the public are aware of the health and environmental risks of pesticides. It also calls for alternatives to pesticides including alternative methods of bio control or wherever possible, eliminate the use of pesticides. Organic agriculture and agroecology should therefore benefit from strong regulatory and fiscal mechanisms.

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Sign the petition: Remove EDCs from Beiersdorf products!

Nivea petitionAn online petition has been launched by campaign partner BUND calling on cosmetic producer Beiersdorf to remove any EDC from its products. 

Nivea products are manufactured by Beiersdorf, with lotions containing so-called parabens, which are absorbed through the skin and passed on to unborn children – a worrying discovery for mothers.

The petition has already reached 75,000 signatures!

Only recently, BUND led another petition against the same substances Johnson&Johnsons Penaten baby cream. This campaign was highly successful with Johnson&Johnson products being parabens-free as of mid 2014. This shows how much consumers can achieve!

Sign the petition on change.org here

Together against EDCs: Sign the petition now!

bodyA broad coalition of 27 not-for-profit organisations in France are calling on the French government to adopt an ambitious strategy to reduce exposure of populations and ecosystems to endocrine disruptors.

The signatories comprise a diverse coalition of French civil society groups, including environmental groups, health insurance bodies, patients groups, consumers, unions and women’s groups.

The public petition, backed by a manifesto, reaffirms the need to act quickly and consistently on EDCs.

Sign the petition here

View the manifesto here

Sign the petition: Phase out hazardous chemicals in medical devices

HCWH petitionHealth Care Without Harm Europe (HCWH) has launched a petition demanding the European Parliament to phase our the use of hazardous chemicals in medical devices.

Now is the time to act! The Parliament, Commission and Council of the EU are currently revising the legislation for medical devices and they need to know that we care about our health and that of our families.

HCWH Europe is demanding EU decision makers to put in place mechanisms to move towards a toxic-free European healthcare system.

Sign the petition now to show your support!

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).