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.
The report on the State of the Art of the Assessment of Endocrine Disruptors has been finalised by the contractor at the end of January 2012 and is available here.
The fourth implementation report of the Community Strategy for Endocrine Disruptors was published in August 2011 (SEC(2011) 1001)
The priority list of substances for further evaluation of their
role in endocrine disruption is now available as an Access-Database.
The database comprises not only substances categorised in terms
of priority but also the scientific information underlying the prioritisation.
It can be extracted from this webpage.
Report: see Strategy - What
is being done?/Priority list