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20 June 2017

Endocrine experts united in disappointment with European Commission's proposed criteria on EDCs

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The European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) has co-signed a joint letter with the Endocrine Society (ES) and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) to the European Commission expressing concern with the proposed criteria for the identification of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs).

The letter outlines the key issues with these criteria; that they will likely fail to identify harmful EDCs, will fail to ensure a high level of health and environment protection, and that arbitrary exemptions will allow harmful chemicals to escape classification as EDCs.

Through this letter, ESE, ESPE and ES are united in criticising the failure to base these criteria on coherent scientific reasoning and in recommending that EU member states improve these accordingly.