It could not come as a surprise that ChemSec - along with MEPs, Council members and other NGOs and stakeholders – find it a waste of time and resources to perform another fitness assessment, for EDCs.
We are convinced that we have a good enough overview of the poor legal situation to move from analysis to action, and would ask the commission to do so.
We would recommend the Parliament study from March 2019: “Endocrine Disruptors: from scientific evidence to human health protection” for a good overview of both scientific and legal developments in the field of EDCs in the EU. This overview should be enough to guide more concrete actions. It shows that for majority of the regulations there are insufficient definitions, guidance documents, test requirements and risk management logic.
This is where the commission need to focus in order to have these regulations deliver on its objective to protect human health and the environment by minimizing overall exposure to endocrine disruptors.
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