France: Second national strategy on EDCs

France publishes second national strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals; plans creation of EDC list in 2020, followed by education campaigns; calls for tighter and more harmonized EDC regulations EU-wide; allocates funds to support EDC research

EU Committee comments on EDC roadmap

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) submits opinion on ongoing review of EU rules for endocrine disruptors, calls for additional research funding, precautionary principle, consistent criteria across all regulatory fields

European Council conclusions for chemicals strategy

European Council recommends that EU Commission develops clear action plans to address REACH dossier compliance, minimize exposure to endocrine disruptors; calls for collection of information on nanoforms of low volume substances not yet registered under REACH

EU roadmap for evaluating EDC regulations

EU Commission opens public consultation on roadmap for reviewing coherence of EU measures on endocrine disrupting chemicals and their effectiveness for protecting public health and the environment; responses accepted until July 10, 2019

Responses to EU FCM consultation

Stakeholders urge equal treatment of SVHCs in REACH and FCM legislation, call for more harmonized FCM measures

EU elections: NGOs call for action on chemicals

European NGOs publish manifestos ahead of EU parliamentary elections calling for action on a range of issues including exposure to hazardous chemicals, EDCs, and a clean circular economy

Report on latest European EDC developments

EU Parliament publishes paper providing an overview of recent developments related to endocrine disrupting chemicals at the European level

Study calls for identical management of EDCs

Study commissioned by EU Parliament recommends identical management of endocrine disrupting chemicals across sectors within the EU, calls for total prevention of human exposure, prioritizes six key research areas

EU Parliament calls for swift action on EDCs

Resolution passes in EU Parliament calling for EU Commission to act swiftly to ensure human and environmental protection from endocrine disrupting chemicals; specifically calls for revising regulation on food contact materials no later than June 2020

New coalition for EDC scientists

New organization Healthy Environment and Endocrine Disruptor Strategies (HEEDS) aims to support better coordinated and more efficient research in the field of endocrine disrupting chemicals; built as a non-profit coalition by scientists for scientists