Assessment of EDC authorizations by ECHA

European Chemicals Agency to work on authorization applications for octylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates; both threshold and non-threshold assessment approaches can be considered

Special journal issue on food safety

European Association for Food Safety releases special issue of the journal Trends in Food Science and Technology; contains 22 review articles across five food safety themes

EDC-MixRisk and EuroMix stakeholder workshop

Two EU funded research projects investigating chemical mixtures hold joint stakeholder workshop to present results, call for better consideration of mixtures in regulatory risk assessment and provide open-source tools for future research

New infographics on EDCs

Health and Environment Alliance releases infographics on endocrine disrupting chemicals, focuses on the need to accommodate low dose effects and science advances into risk assessment

EU report on evidence of EDCs

EU Parliament committee releases report reviewing scientific evidence of endocrine disruption, exposure, associated effects and health costs

International summer school on EDCs

Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine to host summer school on endocrine disruption research on August 25-31, 2019; aims to support PhD and postdoctoral researchers

Faster action on EU EDC strategy needed

EU environment ministers urge Commission to speed up action on EU-wide endocrine disruptor strategy to tackle toys, cosmetics, food contact materials; clearly defined timelines requested; fitness check of relevant EU laws addressing EDCs to be launched next

NGOs urge more protective EDC strategy in EU

EDC-free Europe coalition of NGOs urges definitive actions to reduce exposure to endocrine disruptors ahead of upcoming debate by Council of EU Environmental Ministers

Uncertainty in EDC risk assessments

New report by the Danish Centre on Endocrine Disruptors provides recommendations for better considering uncertainties in risk assessment of EDCs; suggests using additional uncertainty factors and non-threshold approach

France updates action plan on EDCs

National draft action plan on EDCs open for consultation; Health and Environmental Alliance submits comments, welcomes initiative