On September 14, 2016 the EDC-Free Europe Coalition published an article informing that the next discussions on the criteria for endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) by the European Commission (EC) will take place on 20 September (biocides) and 21 September (pesticides) in Brussels. The Pesticides Standing Committee is expected to vote on the proposal in one of its subsequent meetings; with regard to biocides, no vote is required. After this, the final proposal shall proceed to the Parliament and Council of Europe. These two bodies will then have “3 months to decide if they want to reject the proposal.”

The EDC-Free Europe Coalition, which unites “public interest groups representing more than 65 organizations across Europe who share a concern about hormone disrupting chemicals and their impact on our health”, has previously suggested “major changes” to the EDC criteria proposal released on June 15, 2016 (FPF reported). The Coalition now “urges all national governments to reject the proposal as it currently stands” requiring that the proposed changes are incorporated in the proposal “to ensure that the EDCs to which we are exposed will be identified as such and therefore be prohibited from use as the laws intended, in order [to] protect our health.”

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EDC-Free Europe Coalition (September 14, 2016). “EU member states have chance to decide on the future of our health.

HEAL (September 15, 2016). “EU member states have chance to decide on the future of our health.

EDC-Free Europe Coalition (June 17, 2016). “EDC-Free Coalition asks Environment Ministers to say NO to hormone disruptors.