CHEM Trust will be co-hosting a fringe event at the Labour Party Conference in partnership with SERA, (Labour’s Environment Campaign), the Marine Conservation Society and Wildlife and Countryside Link: ‘Saving Britain’s coasts and rivers: addressing the threat from chemical pollution’.
Venue: ‘Labour Environment Hub’ marquee, conference secure zone, Liverpool
Time: Sunday 8th October, 4:30-5:30pm
Ruth Jones MP: Shadow Defra Minister
Rachel Salvidge: Environmental journalist (The Guardian, The Times, BBC) and Co-Founder of Watershed Investigations “Few people are as responsible for elevating the issue of England’s polluted rivers and coastlines as journalist Rachel Salvidge”. [Unearthed, 2022]
Francesca Ginley: Policy and Advocacy Manager (Chemicals), the Marine Conservation Society
Focus of the event:
Chemical pollution is now found in all our rivers and seas and is fuelling the biodiversity crisis. Investigations published in The Guardian this year showed that the toxic ‘forever chemicals’, PFAS, are contaminating every single river in England, with about 80% falling below EU safety standards. But PFAS pollution is only the tip of the iceberg. Chemicals regulation is also failing to protect human health, with harmful chemicals connected to cancer and infertility still allowed in consumer products and in the workplace.
Water pollution is higher up the political and media agenda than ever, however, the invisible threat of chemical pollution is often overlooked. Join us for a lively debate on this lesser-known angle of the water pollution crisis as we discuss the impact of chemical pollution, the serious challenges facing the UK’s regulation of chemicals post-Brexit and what’s needed to fix it.
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