What the experts say
What medical professionals and scientists have been warning us about for decades.
Doctors and scientists are increasingly convinced that we need to reduce the toxic chemicals in our living environment to stay healthy. Some governments have now responded to their warnings and are taking preventative measures.
Gynaecologists urge protection for pregnant women
FIGO, the worldwide organisation for gynaecologists issued a statement which voiced concern about the exposure of pregnant women and children to toxic chemicals. Children in the womb are particularly vulnerable because their organs are still developing. Early exposure to toxic chemicals can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders, cancer and infertility later in life.
Scientists join forces to fight toxic chemicals
89 international scientists expressed their concern about the sharp rise in endocrine-related diseases such as breast and testicular cancer and infertility. They issued the so called Berlaymont declaration (pdf)to urge that we adopt protective measures against toxic chemicals.
Denmark protects pregnant women and children
Denmark is one of the few countries in the world where trained doctors and midwives explain to pregnant women how they can avoid being exposed to toxic chemicals. Denmark was also one of the first countries in Europe to ban toxic chemicals in toys and food packaging for young children.
France bans bisphenol A (BPA)
France became a global frontrunner by banning the use of BPA – a chemical used to make plastics and resins since the 60s – in all packaging, containers and utensils that come into direct contact with food. The French government decided to do this after French scientists convinced them that BPA increases the risk of breast cancer and fertility problems.