Our policy submissions

Our interaction with decision makers 

We regularly provide evidence and offer informed opinions to government and key decision makers about actions they should take to be more proactive in preventing breast cancer. We regularly input into public consultations and provide feedback on draft legislation/ regulations published by the UK Government, the European Commission, public health bodies and other regulators.

Our recent consultation submissions, letters and joint initiatives can be found below.

Letter to Environment Secretary Theresa Villers MP on the Government’s Brexit preparations, August 2019 

  • We wrote to Theresa Villers MP, as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, calling on her and the government to maintain existing protections from harmful chemicals as a post-Brexit priority.

Letter to Public Health Minister Jo Churchill MP on UK cancer prevention plans, August 2019

  • We wrote to Jo Churchill MP, as the new Public Health Minister, to highlight the urgent need to prioritise the primary prevention of breast cancer within UK cancer plans, broadening from the current focus on secondary prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.

Letter to Agriculture Minister George Eustice MP on non-renewal of the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, August 2019

  • We wrote to George Eustice MP to call on DEFRA to support a ban on the organophosphate insecticides chlorpyrifos-ethyl and chlorpyrifos-methyl given their links to increased breast cancer risk and other adverse health conditions.

Submission to the European Commission’s Fitness Check on Endocrine Disruptors, July 2019

  • We submitted written comments to the European Commission’s public consultation on the roadmap Fitness Check on Endocrine Disruptors. Within our response, we outlined our concerns that this fitness check may delay action that should be taken immediately to reduce citizens exposure to EDCs.

Joint letter to the European Commission on the publication of the EU’s fitness check on chemicals legislation, June 2019 

  • We signed a joint letter with 26 NGO’s calling on the European Commission to publish the outcome of the fitness check of Europe’s chemicals legislation.

Submission to the European Chemicals Agency consultation on microplastics, May 2019

  • We submitted written comments to the European Chemicals Agency proposal to restrict the placing of intentionally-added microplastics in consumer and professional products.

Submission to the European Commission’s consultation on the Evaluation of Food Contact Materials, May 2019

  • We submitted written evidence as part of the Commission’s evaluation of EU Laws on chemicals in food contact materials. Within our response, we supported a call by the ChemTrust for the development of five key principles to govern future EU regulation of chemicals contained in food contact materials.

Letter to Environment Minister Therese Coffey on the Government’s No-Deal Brexit Preparations, April 2019

  • We sent a letter to Therese Coffey MP, detailing our concerns about the Government’s Statutory Instrument (SI) to create a UK version of REACH in the event of a no-deal Brexit, and its implications for breast cancer prevention.

Submission to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on Toxic Chemicals in Everyday life, March 2019

  • We submitted written evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into ‘Toxic Chemicals in Everyday life’. You can view the scope of the inquiry and evidence submitted here.

Joint letter to Members of the EU REACH Committee, February 2019 

  • We signed a joint letter alongside 28 NGO’s in advance of the REACH committee meeting on the 14th and 15th February where discussions took take place on the restriction and authorisation of numerous substances of very high concern.

Letter to NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens on the publication of the NHS Long-Term Plan, January 2019

  • We sent a letter to NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens to welcome the plan’s exclusive focus on prevention and to call on NHS England to address linkages to environmental health as well as to increase research investment into prevention and causation.

To view our past submissions please follow this link.


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