On July 4, 2018, the non-governmental organization International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) informed about the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UN Environment) overview reports on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC). The reports were prepared by the International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP) and published in June 2018 (FPF reported). The UN reports highlighted ChemSec’s SIN List as an initiative with one of the “most robust and transparent approaches” to identifying EDCs. “We are glad that the SIN List is once again recognized as the robust and scientific resource that it is,” stated Anna Lennquist, senior toxicologist at ChemSec.
On July 11, 2018, the NGO Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) also issued a statement regarding the UN EDC reports. CIEL welcomed the release of the three “long-awaited” reports “after a long delay and unprecedented industry lobby to oppose the reports and the science underlying them.” The NGO further stressed that “[w]ith over 1,000 chemicals identified as EDCs or potential EDCs, and even more yet to be identified, the publication of the reports is a first step, but now they must be further developed and updated.” CIEL is therefore “looking forward to the long overdue transformation of this sound scientific information into more effective policies and regulations.”
ChemSec (July 4, 2018). “The United Nations says SIN List is a frontrunner.”
CIEL (July 11, 2018). “CIEL statement on UNEP endocrine disrupting chemicals reports.”