Online event: Why we need an EDC action plan in Germany

Online event: Why we need an EDC action plan in Germany


On January 25, 2023, HEJSupport, PAN Germany and WECF hosted an online event to discuss the need for an ambitious EDC action plan with the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Germany Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection Dr. Bettina Hoffmann, Prof. Dr. Josef Köhrle, President of the EDC working group of the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), and Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring from Umweltbundesamt.

The main takeaways of the discussion were:

  • Political action is urgently needed to protect human health and the environment
  • Results from the HBM4U Programme show that exposure of the population to EDCs is high
  • We know enough to act
  • We need an ambitious German EDC action plan

In her statement, Dr Bettina Hoffmann shared the cornerstones of the planned German action plan, which include:

  • Regulation of EDCs
  • Awareness raising among the public
  • Better cooperation towards protection from EDCs
  • More knowledge sharing and research
  • Regulation in international policy processes

Watch the recording of the online event

Find more information


Dr Marike Kolossa-Gering: How high is the EDC burden for humans?

Prof Dr Josef Köhrle: EDC risks from an endocrinological perspective

HEJSupport, PAN Germany, WECF: The problem with EDCs from an NGO perspective and our demands for a national action plan

More information

Website: Joint NGO demands for a national EDC action plan

Joint NGO EDC background paper

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Written by Alexandra Caterbow