In August 2016 the International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP) informed that they have completed a draft of the first overview report on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). In March 2016, the IPCP launched their project on EDCs which is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Within the scope of the project, IPCP will produce five reports synthesizing the current scientific knowledge on environmental exposures (sources, pathways, and levels) and effects of EDCs on wildlife (FPF reported). The draft of the first overview report provides lists of chemicals that have been recognized as EDCs based on the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Program on Chemical Safety (IPCS) definition of 2002, or have been suggested as potential EDCs by different stakeholders. Based on the lists, a set of EDCs and potential EDCs will be recommended as a basis for the subsequent overview reports on life-cycles, levels and trends of environmental exposure, and identified adverse impacts on wildlife.

The full draft report is available on UNEP’s website and comments can be submitted until September 15, 2016.

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IPCP (August 2016). “Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

UNEP (2016). “Call for comments – Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

ChemSec (August 17, 2016). “UNEP: The SIN List is an important tool to identify EDCs.