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The link between forever growth and Belgium’s ‘forever chemicals’ scandal

Toxic pollution is not an inevitable byproduct of prosperity. The choice between poisoning or poverty is a false one, writes the EEB’s Senior Policy Officer for Economic Transition Nick Meynen. The massive and growing ‘forever chemicals’ scandal marks the culmination and possible endpoint of the endless growth logic, not to mention the privatising of profit and the socialising of costs. More:

The link between forever growth and Belgium’s ‘forever chemicals’ scandal  –  META
Talking industry accountability: Will the polluter pay?  –  META
Flemish Government to pay 63 million euro to clear up PFOS pollution, 3M just 75,000 euro  –  VRT NWS
High levels of PFOS in eggs of three bird species in the neighbourhood of a fluoro-chemical plant (Research article)

PFAS Human Health Effects

Emerging chemical risks in Europe — ‘PFAS’  –  European Environment Agency
Immunotoxicity Associated with Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) or Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)  –  US National Toxicology Program
Menopause Comes Early With High PFAS Exposure  –  MedPage Today
PFOA and PFOS Cause Lower Sperm Counts and Smaller Penises, Study finds  –  The Intercept

Environmental Rights

What are your environmental rights?  –  UN Environment Programme

Changing the economic growth paradigm

From the wealth of nations to the health of nations  –  META
How Europe can grow without growing  –  META
From dough to doughnuts: Charting Europe’s post-pandemic future  –  META
Post-Growth Open Letter to EU institutions signed by over 200 scientists: “Europe, It’s Time to End the Growth Dependency”  –  Degrowth.org
Wellbeing Economy Alliance  –  WEGoToxic pollution is not an inevitable byproduct of prosperity. The choice between poisoning or poverty is a false one, writes the EEB’s Senior Policy Officer for Economic Transition Nick Meynen. The massive and growing ‘forever chemicals’ scandal marks the culmination and possible endpoint of the endless growth logic, not to mention the privatising of profit and the socialising of costs. More:

The link between forever growth and Belgium’s ‘forever chemicals’ scandal  –  META
Talking industry accountability: Will the polluter pay?  –  META
Flemish Government to pay 63 million euro to clear up PFOS pollution, 3M just 75,000 euro  –  VRT NWS
High levels of PFOS in eggs of three bird species in the neighbourhood of a fluoro-chemical plant (Research article)

PFAS Human Health Effects

Emerging chemical risks in Europe — ‘PFAS’  –  European Environment Agency
Immunotoxicity Associated with Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) or Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)  –  US National Toxicology Program
Menopause Comes Early With High PFAS Exposure  –  MedPage Today
PFOA and PFOS Cause Lower Sperm Counts and Smaller Penises, Study finds  –  The Intercept

Environmental Rights

What are your environmental rights?  –  UN Environment Programme

Changing the economic growth paradigm

From the wealth of nations to the health of nations  –  META
How Europe can grow without growing  –  META
From dough to doughnuts: Charting Europe’s post-pandemic future  –  META
Post-Growth Open Letter to EU institutions signed by over 200 scientists: “Europe, It’s Time to End the Growth Dependency”  –  Degrowth.org
Wellbeing Economy Alliance  –  WEGo
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