Technical meeting on EU EDC criteria

DG SANTE hosts meeting on November 6, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium to present methodology for chemical screening as part of impact assessment on EDC criteria

Toxic chemicals in recycled materials

NGOs urge European Commission to ban recycling of materials containing toxic flame retardant DecaBDE, a chemical previously found in recycled plastic FCMs

New members for EC scientific committees

European Commission seeks new members for scientific committees (2016-2021); application deadline is November 2, 2015

Sizing nanoparticles

EU research project NanoDefine asks companies for input on nanomaterial sizing techniques by September 11, 2015

Opinion: EDC decision matrix not suitable

CHEM Trust analyzes “option 4b” to identify EDCs as proposed by German risk assessment institute and considers method as not adequate to set EDC criteria

European Parliament supports TTIP deal

European Parliament approves resolution on TTIP negotiations; NGOs express concern over chemical safety and point out influence of industry

Report on EDC public consultation

DG SANTE publishes report on the public consultation on EDC criteria; respondents agree on need for definitive EU-wide EDC criteria

NGO pushes for regulation of FCMs in the EU

CHEM Trust informs about their efforts to push for adequate regulation of FCMs in the EU; comments on current JRC study on FCM regulation in the EU

German and Dutch TV report on EDCs

Endocrine disrupting chemicals are topic of two TV reports, lobbying influences on EU policy discussed, internal industry documents revealing delay tactics

Conference on EDCs in the European Union

EU Commission holds public conference on endocrine disrupting chemicals regulation, shares information on impact assessment and next steps