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Adapted from ‘EU Commissioners outline 2020 plans on EDCs in response to EDC-Free Europe letter’ from EDC FREE Europe. Full article available at: https://www.edc-free-europe.org/articles/european-developments/eu-commissioners-outline-2020-plans-on-edcs
At the end of last year, the nongovernmental organization EDC-Free Europe raised alarm over the failure of initial drafts of the European Green Deal to address the environmental and health concerns posed by endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). After voicing their concerns through a letter addressed to the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, the NGO received a response from the European Commission in the form of a letter committing to the safeguarding of Europe’s environment and people from EDCs, and transparency through the publication of the results of an EDC “fitness check” (which will be available later this year). Additionally, a revised version of the deal, released in the final days of 2019, ensures a transition to a new chemicals strategy and acknowledges the importance of addressing EDCs throughout this task.
Until March 9th, citizens may visit this link to contribute to the public consultation currently underway by the European Union to gauge public perception and knowledge on the subject.