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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12366

9 November 2019
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SECTORAL POLICIES / Environment
Exposure to chemicals, EEB is alarmed by results of largest human biomonitoring study in Europe
Brussels, 08/11/2019 (Agence Europe)

In Europe, citizens absorb hundreds of industrial chemicals, with phthalates, bisphenol A and PFAS considered a “serious public health problem”, the European Environment Bureau (EEB) sounded the alarm on Friday 8 November, referring to the results of the largest human biomonitoring study, which has been validated by the WHO.

According to this study (HMB4EU), most of the population is contaminated by persistent and toxic chemicals. Of even greater concern is that children have higher...

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