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Minutes of the Meeting held on 25th September 2017.

November 21st, 2017 in News by emily

Minutes of the Meeting held on 25th September 2017.

Present: Peter Jones, Lawrence Brooks, Paul Southby, Rodney Gilmour and Harvey Wood.

Apologies: Laura Bishop and Keith Gregson.

The minutes of the last meeting and the synopsis of activities since led to a full and fulfilling discussion.

The issues of estrogen/their mimics and micro/nano beads/plastics led the way in tandem for examination of linkages. The Trust is to link with Beat the Microbead.com (done)

The Trust is to trumpet the presence of invisible pollutants of water, this will be taken to a wide set of groups

  • Back bench select committees
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Chemical companies
  • Soap and other cleansing product producers
  • Spring water companies
  • Brewers and other food and drink manufacturers
  • Defra
  • NERC
  • Others

Trustees to pull their contacts together.

PJ to put together a template to outline waste strategies and product whole template. This might be attractive to government (of any hue).

 

Other

HW meeting Kronospan later this week.

The meeting at Calverton with Mark Spencer MP for Sherwood was discussed.

Received the day after meeting a letter from Mark Spencer backing up our work on Minewater and offering his assistance.

Discussion on ground source heat pumps and best available products.

 

Funding.

LB had news of possible sustainable long running income stream that may be forthcoming. This will be reported on at next meeting in December.

Next Meeting at Paul’s Offices on 6th December at 10.30. (Note: change of date)

Next year’s meetings will be at 10.00 14th March, 4th July, 12th September and 6th December.

All at Paul’s Offices.

Harvey Wood

26th September 2017.

 

The document below appeared this Monday whilst we were discussing plastics and endocrine disruptors in the environment.

ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS FOUND IN HUMAN BRAINS

Amsterdam, 20 September 2017 – People are continuously exposed to Bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates (plasticisers) in plastic. Around 80 diseases are linked to exposure to endocrine disruptive substances, or Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs). As early as 2012, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had already warned of possible carcinogenic qualities of endocrine disruptors in its State of the science of endocrine-disrupting chemicals report, and it concluded that these substances are a threat to human health worldwide.

For the first time, it has now been demonstrated that endocrine disruptive substances can settle in the human brain. It was always assumed that volatile matter, such as parabens and phenols, cannot accumulate. The opposite seems to be the case. An international research team, led by Groningen University Medical Centre, found endocrine disruptors in human brain tissue that do not leave the body. The results were published in September in the professional journal Environmental Research and Public Health.

This new scientific evidence comes at the point that the environmental commission of the European Parliament is to discuss the proposal by the European Union to regulate EDCs. There was much protest against the European Commission, partly because the requirements for burden of proof were so stringent. Last June, the Endocrine Society, the European Society of Endocrinology and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology issued a joint statement expressing their severe criticism to the proposal. It is with the power of the European Parliament to force the European Commission to amend the proposal.

There is a petition on the EDC Free Europe website which calls upon the European Parliament to ban EDCs and to enforce much more stringent regulations. Sign it here!

25 SEPTEMBER 2017/BY ERIC SELEKY

 

Author: emily

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