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The Paris Appeal, an international Declaration on diseases due to chemical pollution

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<?xml:namespace prefix = o /> Scientists and researchers at the international colloquium in May the 7th 2004 at UNESCO in Paris on "cancer environment and society" organised by French cancer research organisation ARTAC gave their support to the Paris Appeal.

This "Paris Appeal" is to call national decision-makers, European Authorities, international organisations, and specifically the United Nations Organisation to:

* ban all products which are recognised as dangerous for human beings by the scientific s authorities

* apply the precautionary principle to chemicals which constitute a danger for health

* adopt programs with requirements and deadlines to achieve the elimination/regulation of the polluting substances emissions

* strengthen the EU 2001 REACH

This Paris Appeal has been already signed by numerous international scientists, Nobel Prize winners, around 1.000 European NGO’s, about 200.000 citizens. It is also signed by 2 million European doctors represented by the Standing Committee of European Doctors.

The Paris Appeal

We, Scientists, Medical Doctors, Jurists, Ethicists and Citizens, convinced of the urgency and seriousness of the present situation, solemnly declare that:

Article 1

The development of numerous current diseases is a result of the deterioration of the environment.

Article 2

Chemical pollution represents a serious threat to children and to Man's survival.

Article 3

As our own health that of our children and future generations, is under threat, the Human race itself is in serious danger.

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