How the European Commission addresses challenges posed by endocrine disruptors.
The European Commission organised a conference on "Endocrine Disruptors: Current challenges in science and policy" on 11 and 12 June 2012. The presentations and discussions covered the effects of endocrine disruptors on human health and the environment, the risks, the identification of endocrine disruptors and policy objectives (see programme and presentations).
The outcome of the conference will feed into the review of the European Commission's current strategy on endocrine disruptors. It will also provide input to the Commission's upcoming proposal for criteria for the identification of substances with endocrine disrupting properties.