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Chemicals Health Monitor Newsletter #8 World Cancer Day

EUROPE: World Cancer Day 2015 in Malta: Environmental Policy to Prevent Cancer-Causing PollutionHEAL collaborated with its member organisation, Action for Breast Cancer Foundation in Malta, for World Cancer Day on 4 February in two events which attracted over 250 participants, and gained wide TV and print media coverage. Read more …SCIENCE: New multimedia eBook about how our environment interacts with our […]

EUROPE: EU Council joins EDC court case

The EU Council of Ministers is now supporting a court case against the EU Commission regarding the delay in delivering the criteria for EDCs. The European Parliament is also set to join. The lawsuit was started by Sweden last year. The Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has voted to do so, and the Parliament legal service has also recommended this step. […]

EUROPE: World Cancer Day 2015 in Malta: Environmental Policy to Prevent Cancer-Causing Pollution

EUROPE: World Cancer Day 2015 in Malta: Environmental Policy to Prevent Cancer-Causing Pollution

      World Cancer Day: Action on environmental pollutants to close gap in cancer prevention HEAL collaborated with its member organisation, Action for Breast Cancer Foundation in Malta, for World Cancer Day on 4 February in two events which attracted over 250 participants, and gained wide TV and print media coverage. HEAL’s Executive Director gave the keynote speech focusing […]

SCIENCE: New multimedia eBook about how our environment interacts with our genes and health includes childhood leukaemia

SCIENCE: New multimedia eBook about how our environment interacts with our genes and health includes childhood leukaemia

A new multimedia eBook illustrates how multiple environments may affect our genes and health across a person’s entire lifespan.  The eBook ”A story of health” explains scientific understanding of risk factors for diseases through fictional characters and different case scenarios.  The story of health looks at possibilities for prevention and for promoting good health and resilience. Developed by the Collaborative […]

SCIENCE: Most types of cancer not due to “bad luck”

Leading research institutes like the International Agency on Research on Cancer (IARC) and the Silent Spring Institute have strongly responded to a recently published scientific article,showing their disagreement with the article’s conclusions, and underlining that cancer is not due to “bad luck”. The controversial article written by researchers Cristian Tomasetti and Bert Vogelstein from the Johns Hopkins University  and published […]

NATIONAL: US Public Health group call for action on breast cancer

NATIONAL: US Public Health group call for action on breast cancer

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has released their new policy statement titled Breast Cancer and Occupation:  The Need for Action. This resolution on breast cancer and the risks faced by women due to the hazards and exposures in the work environment calls for more action to promote and support research on occupational and other environmental causes of breast cancer.  They […]

NATIONAL: German Federal Environment Agency calls for stronger biocide law

In a recent published report, the Federal Environment Agency UBA in Germany suggests that the European Commission propose EU legislation on the sustainable use of biocides.  The EU already has legislation on the sustainable use of pesticides. Some biocides are endocrine disruptors and exposure to biocides may have several health effects, such as hormonal cancers or fertility problems.  Especially vulnerable […]

FEATURES: World Cancer Day: Find here various resources about cancer

FEATURES: World Cancer Day: Find here various resources about cancer

World Cancer Day is a global event taking place every year on February 4th to unite all for the fight against cancer and raise awareness about cancer and prevention. For this occasion, take a look at publications featured on the CHM about cancer and environmental factors in several languages: Breast Cancer: Preventing the preventable This leaflet briefly describes the evidence […]

EU Commission: Last days to have your say on EU EDC criteria & policy

EU Commission: Last days to have your say on EU EDC criteria & policy

This is the final week of the European Commission’s public consultation on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, which closes on January 16, 2015. HEAL has made its official submission to the Commission’s public consultation on the criteria to identify hormone disrupting chemicals (known as EDCs), and on possible regulatory approaches. Leading EDC scientists around the world have raised the alarm on EDCs […]

EUROPE: Environment ministers urge action for chemicals policy by 2016

During the December Environment Council meeting, ten environment Ministers put their weight behind an initiative urging the Council to take action with the ultimate goal of reaching a non-toxic environment by 2018. One key issue is the need to minimise or substitute the use of certain substances of concern, including endocrine disrupting chemicals and nanomaterials. Improving the quality of REACH […]