Publications and briefings
Below is a selection of CHEM Trust publications related to the topics presented on this website. For publications relating to specific issues see pages under the Publications menu.
CHEM Trust Overview
The Overview explains the problem of chemical exposure, CHEM Trust's priorities and achievements to date and future priorities.
EU REACH legislation related briefings and reports
Invisible burden: Good Reasons to Get Rid of PBT Chemicals
Of the thousands of chemicals on the market, chemicals which are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) pose particularly unacceptable risks to wildlife and people. The EU is currently reviewing the criteria for these so-called (PBT) chemicals within the EU chemicals law, REACH.
The brochure "Invisible burden - Good reasons to get rid of PBT chemicals" was developed in collaboration with WWF and HEAL. It gives an overview of why PBT chemicals are a cause of concern, what EU decision makers should do and how consumers can reduce their exposure.
This briefing explains how new chemicals legislation could be implemented to deliver better human health protection
The regulation of chemicals is not achieving a very high level of health protection. Statistics linking ill health to workplace exposure make this abundantly clear, with thousands of people affected. It is estimated that 27,000 people suffer from work related skin disease in Britain annually, and 156,000 people report occupation related breathing or lung problems. Other work related illness include at least 1,500 -2,500 asthma cases per year, and an estimated 6,000 cancer deaths.
Download this briefing:In French
EHP Environmental Health Perspective
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the impact of the environment on human health. EHP is published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and its content is free online. Print issues are available by paid subscription.
ES&T Environmental Science and Technology
Environmental Science & Technology reports on aspects of the environment and its protection by scientific, engineering, and political means.
Other recommended sites with good publications
CHE (Collaborative on Health and the Environment, USA) – policies: http://www.healthandenvironment.org/resources/policies
TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, USA) policies: http://www.endocrinedisruption.com/products
Links to other NGOs:
HEAL (Health and Environment Alliance, Belgium)
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