On March 5, 2019, the Council of the European Union debates the EU strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), published by the European Commission (EC) in November 2018 (FPF reported). Ahead of this meeting, the EDC-free Europe, a coalition of over 70 health and environment groups across Europe, wrote an open letter urging the “EU Environment Minsters . . . to call on the EU Commission to develop specific proposals for how the European Union can systematically reduce human and environmental exposures” to EDCs. The coalition criticizes the current plan as “flawed” and failing “to build the foundations for a truly non-toxic circular economy” (FPF reported).

The Council debate can be followed live here.

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EDC-free Europe (February 18, 2019). “Re: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and EU Council of Environmental Ministers, 5th March 2019.(pdf)

HEAL (February 20, 2019). “EU Environment Minsters have opportunity to protect our health from EDCs.

Council of the European Union (February 28, 2019). “ENVIRONMENT Council. Brussels, 5 March 2019.(pdf)

Chemical Watch (March 4, 2019). “NGOs urge EU ministers to push for stronger EDC strategy.