In a press release published on June 2, 2020, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the launch of a new webpage presenting lists of identified and potential endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the EU. The site is hosted by the Danish EPA and has been developed with national authorities from Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The site is described as aiming to “inform stakeholders about the current status of substances identified as [EDCs], or under evaluation for endocrine disrupting properties within the EU.” It hopes to avoid duplication of research as well as “inconsistencies in assessment of substances across legislations,” and it wants to increase transparency, coherence, and coordination across legislative areas.
Separated into three lists, the site provides (i) a list containing substances identified as EDCs at the EU level, (ii) a list that includes substances being evaluated for endocrine disrupting properties under EU legislation, and (iii) substances identified as EDCs at the national level by at least one of the participating EU member states.
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Danish EPA (June 2020). “Endocrine Disruptor Lists.”