In an article published on February 7, 2019, non-governmental organization Health and Environmental Alliance (HEAL) informs about France’s updated draft national action plan on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The plan is now posted for public consultation, and HEAL submitted a number of comments. HEAL “welcomes the French commitment to act in order to further identify, regulate and inform the public on EDCs” and submitted feedback on the draft that is “in line with both HEAL’s vision for a non-toxic environment and the EDC-Free Europe demands relating to the development of a future European EDC strategy” (FPF reported).

France published its first national strategy on EDCs in 2014 (FPF reported). The European Commission outlined the EU’s strategic approach to managing EDCs in November 2018 (FPF reported). In the article, HEAL writes that “France’s initiative to update its national action plan on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can be an inspiring driver for European action towards the reduction of exposure to toxic chemicals and shows that member states can take important steps to protect their population from hormone disruptors.”

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HEAL (February 7, 2019). “HEAL’s response to French consultation on draft national action plan on endocrine disruptors.”

HEAL (February 2019). “HEAL’s response to the French public consultation on its draft national action plan on endocrine disrupting chemicals.(pdf)

Republic of France (January 14, 2019). “Stratégie nationale sur les perturbateurs endocriniens 2.(in French)

Katerina Tani (March 6, 2019). “‘Unjustified blacklist’ fears over French EDC strategy.Chemical Watch