In a blog post published on February 23, 2016 by the non-profit European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), Pelle Moos summarizes the controversy surrounding the regulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the EU (FPF reported). He calls on Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis of the European Commission’s (EC) Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) to stop the ongoing impact assessment on EDC criteria because “assessing a scientific matter through an economic study is irrelevant.” This was also concluded in a ruling of the EU General Court in December 2015 (FPF reported). Despite the court ruling, the EC insisted on continuing the impact assessment and announced that the criteria will be presented by summer 2016 (FPF reported). Pelle strongly advises Andriukaitis to adopt the existing science-based EDC criteria of 2013 already now, instead of waiting until summer 2016, in order to “end the threat of endocrine disruptors.”

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Pelle Moos (February 23, 2016). “Ending the deadlock on endocrine disruptors.BEUC