EDC-Free Europe member WECF Germany highlights the importance of gender perspective in chemicals management and policy

Women and men are affected differently by exposure to harmful chemicals.

Nowadays our exposure to health-harming chemicals is vast: from plasticisers in plastics, perfluorinated and polyfluorinated substances (PFC) used in outdoor clothing, to pesticides residues found in food. These chemicals have impact on our health and environment: they have been associated with the development and increase of cancer, diabetes, infertility, neurological diseases and many more adverse health impacts.

EDC-Free Europe campaign member Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) Germany has released the report entitled “Gendergerechte Chemikalienpolitik - Gemeinsam für eine giftfreie Zukunft”, in which they share comprehensible information on why a gender perspective is indispensable in chemicals management and policy, so that we are better protected from chemicals of concern. You can read the full report here.