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Réseau Environnement Santé
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Executive Committee Member
Health & Environmental Alliance
• André Cicolella, president of Réseau Environnement Santé (RES), in France, attributed the following three events to having had a large impact on the French Parliament in adopting a national strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in May 2014: Wingspread Conference, July 1991; Global Chemicals Outlook, UNEP, 2012; and the study on EDCs produced by Institut Noteo, Sept. 2013;
• Health can be viewed as the fourth ecological crisis but also as the fourth pillar of sustainability (André Cicolella); Guest speakers were Charlotte Brody, BlueGreen Alliance (USA); Jim Brophy and Margaret Keith, University of Windsor (Canada); and André Cicolella, Réseau Environnement Santé (France). André Cicolella has been instrumental in that country's adoption of a national strategy regarding endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). He spoke about how the mode of action (MOA) of EDCs does not fall into the classic paradigm of toxicology, formulated in the sixteenth century by Paracelsus, which states that "the dose makes the poison. This paradigm remains the current model for the regulation of substances. However, EDCs cannot be measured this way because their effects vary, depending on how and when humans and wildlife are exposed to these chemicals including age of exposure, time between the exposure and its effect, interactions between chemicals causing an effect, and long-term exposure. • Because the long-term effects of exposure have not been determined, Cicolella has said that it would be preferable to limit all human exposure to substances characterized as EDCs. Furthermore, he raised the question: How are we to evaluate the risk of exposure? This is an important concern because EDCs clearly have a different MOA than other substances-and that MOA is the model on which the current regulations are based. Cicolella believes it is time for citizens to be involved in a public health revolution. He has written about the failure of the current biomedical model to stop the epidemic of chronic illnesses that humans now face. He envisions a "public health revolution that requires a new paradigm built upon an eco-systemic definition of health and the recognition of the legitimacy for citizen participation based upon the precautionary principle."
"Our report is intended to draw the attention of Health Authorities to this approach, which is still largely ignored: the data are now sufficient to consider chemical pollution as an additional approach in the struggle against the epidemic of obesity and diabetes," says André Cicolella, the spokesperson of RES, "it is also one more signal for the French and European legislators to act globally on endocrine disruptors.
Related to the event, at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris a presentation was given by André Cicolella, president of RES, on "breast cancer and environmental factors" as well as various workshops by Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) including one on "Nesting: Protect the health of your child by creating a healthy indoor environment". More details at http://fbl-paris.org/nl/actualites/details/ruban-de-l-espoir.6.html
For André Cicolella, spokesman for the Réseau Environnement Santé (RES), the leading health and environment alliance in France, the decision deeply challenges the credibility of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA): "EFSA cannot continue to deny the reality of scientific knowledge and maintain a Acceptable Daily Intake, which does not consider hundreds of studies showing effects at low doses.
André Cicolella of Réseau Environnement Santé (RES) and a member of HEAL's executive committee took part in a discussion on the assessment and control of medicines with the French Committee on Social Affairs and Joint Mission for Mediator Information.
André Cicolella, spokesman for the Réseau Environnement Santé, welcomes "the lucid and courageous vote of French deputies" that he hopes it will not be without incidence on the Commission and Member States of the European Union.