NEW position paper on EU EDC policy

NEW position paper on EU EDC policy


EDC-Free Europe, where HEJSupport is a member, launched a new policy paper “Key recommendations for a reformed European regulatory framework on endocrine disrupting chemicals”. It aims to contribute to an effective reform of the EU legislative framework in order to protect people and the environment against endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

EU measures to strengthen protection against EDCs are long overdue, leaving people exposed to these chemicals in their daily life.

EDCs can lead to many different negative health effects like reproductive disorders, developmental disorders, diabetes and obesity, and breast and prostate cancers.

Nobody can avoide these chemicals. EDCs are found everywhere, in the products we buy, the food we eat and the air we breath.

Our recommendations cover three areas that need steady improvement, for the EU to truly live up to its committments towards zero pollution ambition and a high level of health and environment protection:

1 The identification of endocrine disrupting chemicals
2 The management and control of endocrine disrupting chemicals
3 Transition measures to be taken to ensure the protection of vulnerable groups, without further delay

Together with 70 members of the EDC-Free Europe campaign, we demand the European Commission puts the protection of people and the environment first when reforming the EU regulatory framework on endocrine disrupting chemicals.

This paper builds on the the EDC-Free eight demands for an European EDC strategy published in May 2018. For more information about Europe can go EDC-Free, please visit the EDC-Free webiste.

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Written by Alexandra Caterbow