In an article published on July 28, 2017, news provider The Connexion reported on two lists released by the French government that specify pesticides and biocides currently on the market and suspected of containing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The lists were published by the French ecology minister Nicolas Hulot and agriculture minister Stéphane Traver, The Connexion informed. The news provider further explained that France voted in favor of the European Commission’s (EC) proposed criteria for identifying EDCs in the field of plant protection products (PPPs) that were approved by Member States on July 4, 2017 (FPF reported). Previously, France had opposed the criteria because “the definition did not go far enough to protect the environment or the public’s health.” The Connexion concluded that “the vote will now enable France to remove affected products from the market, and stop new such products being sold.”

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The Connexion (July 28, 2017). “Official list of ‘endocrine disruptors’ published.

The Connexion (July 5, 2017). “France U-turns controversial ‘endocrine chemical’ vote.