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Reducing Air Pollution From Coal Power Plants in the Western Balkans Would Save Thousands of Lives Annually

Tomorrow, ministers at the 15th ministerial council meeting of the Energy Community in Kosovo will adopt new rules for emission limits for coal power plants in the Western Balkans (as part of the transposition of the EU’s Industrial Emissions...
18-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pollution Causes Nine Million Deaths Per Year Worldwide Reveals New and First of Its Kind Lancet Report

Pollution in the air, water, soil and in the workplace is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths, according to a ground-breaking new report in the leading medical journal The...
20-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

World Governments Make Citizens Pay Billions to Destroy Their Own Health

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has launched the report Hidden Price Tags: How ending fossil fuel subsidies would benefit our health providing the first-ever comparison of fossil fuel subsidies and the costs to health associated with air...
2-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Giant Weedkiller Bottle Torn Down as Europe Debates Future of Glyphosate

Citizens toppled a giant glyphosate bottle at the Schuman roundabout outside the European Commission to symbolise the demand of over 1.3 million people across Europe calling for a ban of the controversial weedkiller.
1-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Book Review: “Toxic Cocktail: How Chemical Pollution Is Poisoning Our Brains” by Professor Barbara Demeneix


In her latest book, Professor Barbara Demeneix explains how exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals is resulting in reduced IQ levels in children and higher rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The author also explains the approaches needed...
24-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

European Opinion on Glyphosate Greeted with Concern

Health and cancer groups have reacted with disappointment to the opinion from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) today that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. They say it is seen as a setback for efforts to prevent cancer through reduction to...
15-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals can Adversely Affect Brain Development

Results of tests provide evidence that exposure to a chemical mixture can disturb thyroid hormone signalling. The authors say that this adds weight to the suggestion that similar exposures can adversely affect brain development in unborn children.
13-Mar-2017 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Leading Non-Profit Health Insurer Alerts EU Health Ministers on EDCs

The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) wrote to EU health ministers on Friday to urge them to take "proper action" on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
3-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Environmental Policy to Prevent Cancer-Causing Pollutants

Primary prevention of cancer - that is, stopping cancer before it starts - is possible through changes in environment policy, such as strengthening regulation on air quality and chemicals, including hormone disrupting chemicals. Malta chose to focus...
6-Feb-2015 4:00 AM EST

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