CHEM Trust briefings and letters etc concerning Chemicals Policy
CHEM Trust Briefing on the REACH review of EDCs, May 2013
CHEM Trust critique of the UK Government position on whether or not a threshold can be determined for endocrine disruptors identified as Substances of Very High Concern under REACH, May 2013
Joint NGO letter to the President of the EU Commission outlining what policy decisions need to be taken shortly in order to protect humans and wildlife from exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals, May 2013
CHEM Trust's opinion of the EU Expert Advisory Group report on the identification and characterisation of endocrine disrupting substances, April 2013
CHEM Trust's critique of the EFSA Opinion on EDCs, April 2013
CHEM Trust position paper on Nanotechnology, April 2013
CHEM Trust position paper on FRACKING, January 2013, and associated pollution concerns - and summarises the current situation in the UK
CHEM Trust joint NGO submission to UK National Action Plan (NAP) for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides, Oct 2012, concerning the Sustainable Use Directive - how the NAP needs to be strengthened in order to adequately protect biodiversity and the environment
CHEM Trust joint letter with other environment and helath NGOs to EU Commissioners, October 2012 - requesting information concerning EFSA's madate on EDCs criteria
CHEM Trust joint letter with other environment and health NGOs to EU Environment Ministers, April 2012 - calling for endocrine disrupting chemicals to be included in the 7th Environment Action Programme (7th EAP)
CHEM Trust policy paper on the challenges and solutions in the regulation of chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties, April 2012 - why potency should not be used as a key criterion in the initial stages of identifying endocrine disruptors
CHEM Trust comments on 4-(1,1,3,3,-tetramethylbutyl)phenol or (4-tert-octylphenol) - referred to as octylephenol (OP), October 2011Download the document
CHEM Trust position paper on the criteria to identify chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties, Sept 11, provides a summary of the issues and a critique of Member States' proposals. This is a crucial issue as it will determine which chemicals are identified as endocrine disruptors and therefore subject to tighter control.Download document
CHEM Trust response to the EU Scientific Committees re mixtures, Sept 2011, highlights the need to consider and assess the risks from our every-day exposure to multiple chemicals.
Requirements for the Proper Regulation of Chemicals with Endocrine Disrupting Properties. May 2011Download document
The concerns about Bisphenol A (BPA) and recommendations for action.
Dec 2010Download consumers' briefing
CHEM Trust and WWF-EPO Discussion Paper re EDC Classification 2010 contains initial thoughts on a possible classification system for endocrine disrupting chemicals. It outlines the need to protect future generations by controlling both industrial chemicals and pesticides with hormone disrupting properties.
Chemical Cocktails - Harmful mixtures upset our hormones. July 2010
Scientists believe that increasing rates of cancer, diabetes and infertility could be reduced by removing certain hormone disrupting chemicals from products that we use in our daily lives. But to date political action has been half-hearted. This leaflet shows that there are opportunities to protect human and wildlife health by better implementation of chemicals legislation, they just need to be grasped. It also contains tips how to reduce individual exposures.
CHEM Trust's response to the UK Government's consultation on the implementation of EU pesticides legislation.
April 2010Download document
Letter to the Environment Committee of the European Parliament re the vote on the Commission Communication on Cancer; requesting the recognition of the role of environmental and occupational factors in cancer and cancer prevention
Letter to Environment and Industry Commissioners, concerning poor implementation of REACH, prior to their joint trip to ECHA (European Chemicals Agency), Helsinki
November 2009Download document
CHEM Trust response to ECHA consultation on the draft recommendation for inclusion in authorisation, deadline 14th April 2009 - outlining the necessity for cumulative risk assessment for phthalates with additive effects
CHEM Trust’s response to the UK Health Protection Agency’s consultation on “A Children’s Environment and Health Strategy for the United Kingdom.”
28 May 2008
Letter to Minister of State Environment, DEFRA
Candidate list of chemicals under the EU chemicals regulation (REACH)
29 May 2008
Letter to Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit
30 April 2008