Fitness Check on endocrine disruptors: some room for improvement

There is a need to consolidate legislation on endocrine disruptors and improve testing, according to a JRC-led Fitness Check of chemicals legislation.

The Fitness Check was published together with the Commission Communication on a Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, which takes up a number of its key findings.

An integrative strategy of testing systems for identification of EDs related to metabolic disorders

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.

Endocrine disruptor: list, effects, how to avoid them?

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 ?

Traces of endocrine disruptors and suspected carcinogens found in the air

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.

Circular economy law: endocrine disruptors added to the list of environmental information

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.