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Disclaimer: All of the documents below have been produced by the author(s) in the context of contracts between the European Commission and the author(s), awarded following a tender procedure. The European Commission reserves its rights, view and position as regards the issues addressed and the conclusions reached in these documents, without prejudice to the rights of the author(s).

Establishment of a priority list of substances for further evaluation of their role in endocrine disruption has been the key short term action under the Community Strategy. The Directorate-General for the Environment financed four studies to develop the priority list of substances and to collect hazard information on individual chemicals:

Information exchange and international co-ordination has been another short term action identified in the Community Strategy. To address this issue, the Directorate-General for the Environment financed a study to analyse and assess the activities on endocrine disruptors at international level and make recommendations on ways how to improve coordination and the sharing of workloads:

A study on the State of the Art of the Assessment of Endocrine Disruptors has been commissioned by the Directorate-General for the Environment in 2009 to provide a basis for:

  1. the development of scientific criteria for the identification of endocrine disruptors; and
  2. the review and possible revision of the Community Strategy on Endocrine Disruptors.

The objectives of the study were to:

  1. review the scientific knowledge published in the literature over the last 10 years and in the reports of more than 80 FP funded projects;
  2. review the approaches for assessment of endocrine disruptors used in selected Member States, in major competing economies outside the EU and in international bodies;
  3. draw conclusions and answer policy relevant questions.

The study has been finalised by the contractor at the end of January 2012: