Endocrine disruptors

Overview

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Endocrine disruptors are chemicals which under certain conditions can impact on the hormonal system of humans and animals. Endocrine disruption is a fairly recent way of looking at the toxicity of chemicals. In recent years, the scientific community and authorities worldwide have been discussing this topic and how to regulate it. Significant progress has been achieved, both in the EU and international organisations.

Developing a legislative framework

State of play

The biocidal products criteria are published and will apply from 7 June 2018.

The plant protection products criteria are published and will apply from 10 November 2018.

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