Revised EDC criteria not adequate, NGOs say

Non-profit organization ChemSec, part of EDC-Free Europe, deems revised EU EDC criteria do not adequately protect public health and environment

EDC criteria proposal blocked by Member States

Draft legal act on EDC identification criteria finds little support by EU Member States; European Commission to change draft, aiming to find a majority among Member States

EU human biomonitoring initiative

EU initiative HBM4EU aims to coordinate and advance human biomonitoring in Europe; launch event on December 8, 2016 in Brussels

EDC criteria: Recent meetings

DG SANTE publishes summaries of recent meetings concerning the proposed EDC identification criteria; asks EFSA and ECHA to develop a harmonized guidance document for the implementation of EDC criteria

EDC consensus paper published

Scientific consensus statement on endocrine disrupting chemicals of Berlin expert meeting now available in the journal Archives of Toxicology

Collecting data on endocrine activity

European Commission’s Joint Research Centre launches web-based information system collecting scientific data on chemicals’ endocrine activity

Industry discusses circular economy in ‘real life’

Glass, metal, steel, and paper industry meets at the European Parliament to discuss industrial symbiosis and materials recycling within the circular economy

EFSA: 3rd FIP network meeting on FCMs

EFSA’s Food Ingredients and Packaging Scientific Network held third meeting on food contact materials on May 24-26, 2016 in Parma, Italy

Danish environment minister comments on EDC criteria

Esben Lunde Larsen appreciates effort, but criticizes outcome of EC’s criteria on endocrine disrupting chemicals; proposes two category approach identifying confirmed and suspected EDCs

Germany rejects EU recycling targets

EU recycling targets for municipal waste under discussion; Germany proposes new calculation method and data collection before introducing targets under the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy