Stronger Regulation for Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) considered by the European Parliament

European Parliament backs stronger EDC regulation

The European Parliament has backed a proposal to list endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) as substances of very high concern under the REACH legislation.

DES, PCB, BPA: same old stories! the story of putting a chemical into widespread use without understanding its health implications and then trying to resolve public health questions while facing the intense pressure of serious economic consequences .

Read European Parliament backs stronger EDC regulation

Related: More research needed on EDCs, says UN report

Sources: State of the science of endocrine disrupting chemicals, 2012
An assessment of the state of the science of endocrine disruptors prepared by a group of experts for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WHO

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  1. sunshineflgirl

     /  18/04/2013

    I was actually reading about this last night – and that some BPA free bottles still contain BPS, which also disrupts hormones, but manufacturer’s don’t mention it, of course.
    sunshineflgirl

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  2. camilo

     /  14/05/2013

    sharing this content

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