There is a need to consolidate legislation on endocrine disruptors and improve testing, according to a JRC-led Fitness Check of chemicals legislation.
Exposure to chemical substances that can produce endocrine disrupting effects represents one of the most critical public health threats nowadays. In line with the regulatory framework implemented within the European Union to reduce the levels of endocrine disruptors (EDs) for consumers, new and effective methods for ED testing are needed.
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On endocrine disruptors present in containers
Molecules qualified as endocrine disruptors are increasing and their presence is ubiquitous in the environment. Their effects on human health are still poorly understood.
Posted the 07/03/2020 12:42 Video length: 3 min
In our clothes, our cosmetics, our detergents… and even on our plates. Endocrine disruptors are everywhere and how they affect humans is still poorly understood. But what is an endocrine disruptor?
Soybeans, cosmetics, toothpastes, shower gels, essential oil … Endocrine disruptors are widely present in our daily life while they promote certain cancers, decrease fertility and negatively influence the development of babies. What are they ? Where to find them? How to protect yourself ?
Organized by the Committee on Regional Planning and Sustainable Development, a round table on endocrine disruptors took place in the Senate on Wednesday. Bringing together the players concerned, these exchanges underlined the urgency of new, more specific regulations.
Suspicious traces were found in nearly three quarters of air quality surveys carried out in 2017 in six regions.
races of pesticides suspected of being endocrine disruptors or carcinogens were found in nearly three quarters of air quality surveys carried out in 2017 in six regions.
MEPs added endocrine disruptors to the list of environmental information that will need to be provided to consumers. This information should take a dematerialized form.
The circular economy bill provides for better informing consumers about the environmental qualities and characteristics of products. MEPs have significantly expanded and clarified the list of information to be provided by producers.