In an article published on March 20, 2019, non-governmental organization EDC Free Europe informed about the recent release of a report commissioned by the European Parliament’s (EP) Committee on Petitions that “reviews the scientific evidence regarding the concept of endocrine disruption, the extent of exposure, associated health effects and costs.” In the report, “existing relevant EU regulations are discussed and recommendations made to better protect human health.”

EDC Free Europe writes that the report “emphasizes the link between human exposure to these chemicals and contributions to serious health conditions” and “acknowledges a regrettable time lag between the increase in scientific understanding and the pace of regulatory action.” The European Commission adopted a communication in November 2018 on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) calling for a “fitness check” of the current legislation applicable to EDCs to assess “whether it delivers on the objectives of protecting human health and the environment” (FPF reported). EDC Free Europe has now called for this fitness check to be “launched without delay and focus on the most effective measures to reach the objective of minimizing our exposure to EDCs and increasing coherence between policies.”

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EDC Free Europe (March 20, 2019). “Report commissioned by EU Parliament highlights again the need for action on EDCs.

Endocrine Society (March 20, 2019). “Endocrine Society praises European Parliament report’s call to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Ninja Reineke (March 26, 2019). “Two new reports on endocrine disrupters show the way forward for regulatory action in Europe.


EP (March 2019). “Endocrine Disruptors: from Scientific Evidence to Human Health Protection.(pdf)