On May 7, 2004, at UNESCO, international renowned scientists, medical doctors, environmental organization representatives gathered with the same determination during the “CANCER, ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY” Congress organized by the ARTAC. This meeting between scientists and non-governmental organizations resulted in the Paris Appeal, historical declaration regarding the dangers of chemical pollution for the health.

Appel de Paris 2004 tribune

Were present on May 7, 2004 at UNESCO to present the Paris Appeal: Paul Lannoye, Nicolas Hulot, Lucien Israël, Dominique Belpomme, Samuel Epstein, Corinne Lepage, Luc Montagnier..

The Paris Appeal states:

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.

The Paris Appeal is supported by distinguished key players, such as two French Nobel prizes in Medicine, Professors François Jacob and Jean Dausset, many members of the Academies of Science and Medicine among which Professors Jean Bernard, Yves Coppens, François Gros, Lucien Israel, Luc Montagnier, media key players, and humanists such as Nicolas Hulot, Albert Jacquard and Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
The Paris Appeal is a reference document for European authorities. Today, several hundreds of international scientists, close to 100 NGOs and approximately 200,000 citizens have signed the Appeal. It has also been signed by the French Medical Board, as well as by all national medical Boards and unions across the 25 Member States of the European Union, gathered in the Standing Committee of European Doctors, which represents two million European doctors.