In an article published June 27, 2013 on the European news web page EurActiv consumer organizations express concern regarding the advances of the European Commission on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). According to Pavel Poc, Czech Member of the European Parliament (MEP) progress in the European Commission is “too slow”. Christophe Rousselle from the French National Agency for Sanitary Security, Food, Environment and Labor (ANSES) stated at a meeting organized by the European Consumers’ Organization (BEUC) that a particular challenge is the lack of knowledge on uses and concentrations of chemicals in consumer products. He pointed out that it is accordingly difficult to account for mixture effects of different EDCs. The application of a precautionary principle should therefore be a guiding point, argues Silvia Maurer from BEUC. Poc contends that cooperation between health campaigners and consumers is needed to advance the issue in the European Commission.

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