EU Bans Neurotoxic Pesticides

Representatives from the European Member States in the EU Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) have voted to ban the neurotoxic pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl from the EU market, a historic move that has been applauded by health and environment groups. Genon K. Jensen, Executive Director of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL),…

NGOs Call for Stronger EU Healthcare Product Standards

An international group of chemical and health NGOs have come together to publicly express deep regret and disapproval of the EU delegation’s behaviour and actions at the COP9 of the Stockholm convention. Whilst governments agreed to a global ban on Perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA) – an extremely persistent, bio-accumulative, and toxic chemical – a large number of unjustified 5 years exemptions were included….