In an article published on June 1, 2018, the non-governmental organization (NGO) Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) informed about an event in the European Parliament (EP) on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The event took place on May 24, 2018 and was organized by HEAL and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Pavel Poc. Several MEPs, representatives of the European Commission (EC) and national governments, scientists, and health advocates participated in the meeting and called on the EC to release an updated European strategy for EDCs.

“An EU EDC strategy is needed in big part because EDC-related legislations at the European level are full of loopholes, which leave significant protection gaps for human health and the environment,” HEAL highlighted. “Beyond the REACH framework, which aims to protect public health from the risks posed by chemicals, and the biocides and pesticides legislations (for which EDC identification criteria have only recently been agreed), important areas that constitute major sources of exposure to EDCs – such as toys, cosmetics, or food packaging – need to be addressed,” the NGO further noted.

A selection of the presentations given at the meeting are available on HEAL’s website.

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HEAL (June 1, 2018). “Strong calls on Commission to release new European strategy for endocrine disruptors.