Based on concerns over endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), the Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Administration (SESPAS) addressed letters to the Spanish Ministry of Health and the European Commission on January 31, 2014. SESPAS, which unites 12 scientific societies and 3800 public health professionals, points out that the body burden of EDCs in Spain is much higher than in other European countries. SESPAS considers the exposure to EDCs a clear threat to public health and societal welfare, and calls for stricter regulation of EDCs. EDCs are present in many consumer products including food contact materials (FCMs). SESPAS point to their association with reproductive health problems, tumors and other hormonally mediated diseases.

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EDC free Europe (January 31, 2014). “3,800 Spanish public health experts call on Spain’s Minister of Health and EU Commission to adopt a stricter regulation of EDCs

SESPAS (January 2014). “SESPAS letter to Spanish Health Minister on endocrine disrupters.(pdf, in Spanish)

SESPAS (January 2014). “SESPAS letter to the European Commission on endocrine disrupters.(pdf, in Spanish)