| Each month the HEAL newsletter features an article from our Chemicals Health Monitor (CHM). CHM aims help people understand the new European system for regulating chemical safety (REACH) and enables them to give input into key decisions. |
The Chemicals Health Monitor provides monthly updates on EU chemicals policy, you can sign up for these here
On 23rd June 2010, HEAL added its name to a letter to European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) calling for a reduction in human exposure to the synthetic chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA).
The signatories, which include professors and scientists from US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and UK and more than 40 international and national health groups, welcome the fact that the current review is taking into account a large number of studies in its opinion on BPA due to be published in early July 2010.
The opinion from EFSA has been delayed to take into account "hundreds of studies" and the "most recent scientific literature", according to the EFSA website. The Open Letter from scientists and NGOs says that "Only a tiny minority of studies have articulated that BPA exposure is safe… but it is these few flawed studies that EFSA previously relied on to declare BPA safe."
Written on 30 June 2010.
>>> Chemicals Health Monitor website
What will new EU Chemicals Legislation Deliver for Public Health?
Neurotox briefing: Chemicals compromising our children
Navigating REACH: An activist guide)
My voice - How You Can Demand Better Protection of Human Health and the Environment from Hazardous Chemicals
Publication: Sick of Chemicals (2005)