In a press release published on April 18, 2019, the non-governmental organization EDC Free Europe informed about the adoption of a Resolution on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by the European Parliament (EP) on the same day. The resolution calls for the European Commission (EC) to “swiftly take all necessary action to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment against EDCs by effectively minimizing overall exposure of humans and the environment to EDCs.” It also specifically “calls on the Commission to revise the Regulation on Food Contact Materials no later than June 2020 in order to effectively reduce the content of hazardous substances therein, with specific provisions to substitute the use of EDCs.”

The EC presented its strategy on EDCs in November 2018 (FPF reported), and there have since been calls for faster action in implementing it (FPF reported).


EP (April 18, 2019). “European Parliament resolution on Towards a comprehensive European Union framework on endocrine disruptors (2019/2683(RSP)).”

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EDC Free Europe (April 18, 2019). “EU Parliament calls on Commission to get rid of endocrine disruptors.”

Center for International Environmental Law (April 18, 2019). “EU Parliament Calls for Concrete Regulations on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals.”

Health and Environmental Alliance (April 18, 2019). “European Parliament puts health and the environment first and calls on Commission to get rid of endocrine disrupting chemicals in our daily lives.”

Environmental Health News (April 19, 2019). “EU Parliament on endocrine-disrupting compounds: Time to act.”

Chemical Watch (April 18, 2019). “EU Parliament urges next Commission to ‘swiftly’ tackle EDCs.”

Endocrine Society (April 18, 2019). “Endocrine Society commends European Parliament’s resolution addressing endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Pesticide Action Network (April 19, 2019). “Parliament urges the Commission to take regulatory action on EDCs without delay.”

Gerardo Fortuna (April 19, 2019). “Endocrine disruptors drop the curtain on this European Parliament.Euractiv

Emma Davis (April 23, 2019). “Experts call for ‘identical’ EDC management for all sectors.Chemical Watch