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20212017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2012


New chemicals of concern criteria for European healthcare (29/11/2021)


HCWH Europe welcomes the European Parliament rejection of flawed EDC criteria (04/10/2017)

NGOs call on European Parliament to reject flawed criteria for the sake of human health and environment protection (04/07/2017)

HCWH Europe welcomes the EU triggering the Minamata convention (19/05/2017)

European NGOs call on dentists to ban mercury use on children immediately (26/04/2017)

European Commission plastics roadmap not leading anywhere (26/01/2017)


EU agrees dental amalgam ban in children, pregnant and breastfeeding women (09/12/2016)

Civil society calls on EU decision makers to phase out dental amalgam (29/11/2016)

ENVI Committee vote on Eck Report a positive step towards the reduction of mercury in the EU (13/10/2016)

Medical Devices Regulation: Positive steps undermined by inadequate criteria on EDCs (16/06/2016)

Political agreement on Medical Devices Regulation is a step towards replacing toxic substances (27/05/2016)


SAICM Process Helping the Move Towards Safer Chemicals in Healthcare (02/10/2015)

Towards non-toxic healthcare: HCWH Europe reports on alternatives to phthalates and BPA in medical devices (28/04/2015)

Time for the EU to identify and regulate endocrine disrupting chemicals (15/01/2015)


NGOs offer easy way for citizens to tell EU to stop exposures to hormone disrupting chemicals(03/12/2014)

HCWH Europe calls on the Commission to DENY the authorisation request for continued use of DEHP in raw and recycled PVC beyond 2015 (25/11/2014)

New position paper on the Proposal for the Regulation of Medical Devices released ahead of Council reading (10/09/2014)

Joint NGO letter signed in support of ECHA consumer awareness video (18/07/2014)

Phasing out hazardous chemicals from medical devices made easier by new online database(07/07/2014)

First European Green Public Procurement criteria for the healthcare sector published by the European Commission (01/07/2014)

The new EU Directive on public procurement: a step forward for sustainable public procurement (15/01/2014)


EU to Phase-out Mercury Blood Pressure Devices (03/10/2012)