About this initiative


Endocrine disruptors are chemical substances that alter the functioning of the endocrine (hormonal) system and negatively affect the health of humans or animals.

They are regulated by a variety of EU measures. This review will assess whether these measures are delivering on their overall objectives (protecting health and the environment).

Environment, Public health
Type of act
Staff working document


Feedback: closed

Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
12 June 2019 - 10 July 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (66)

  • National Farmers' Union (NFU) (United Kingdom)
    10 July 2019 Trade union
    National Farmers' Union (NFU) (United Kingdom)

    The NFU represents 55,000 members in England and Wales, involved in 46,000 farming and growing businesses. In addition, we have 55,000 Countryside members with an interest in farming and the countryside. The NFU welcomes the opportunity to comment on the European Commission’s Fitness Check on Endocrine Disruptors. We welcome the Commission’s recognition that the EU policy and legal framework is recognised as one of the global leaders in...

  • Defra (United Kingdom)
    10 July 2019 Public authority
    Defra (United Kingdom)

    The UK Government welcomes the action taken by the Commission to evaluate the current EU regulation of Endocrine Disruptors as detailed in the Roadmap. We support the commencement of the Fitness Check as we acknowledge that it will be useful and should be progressed without delay. This should provide a rigorous check to ensure that legislation protects people and the environment as far as possible, whilst avoiding unnecessary restrictions on...

  • The Danish Ecological Council (Denmark)
    10 July 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    The Danish Ecological Council (Denmark)

    The Danish Ecological Council welcomes the opportunity to provide comments to the European Commission road map for the fitness check on endocrine disruptors. We welcome the focus on protection of vulnerable population groups that are particularly sensitive to endocrine disruptors, and the particular attention to legislation that does not contain specific provisions for EDCs e.g. legislation of toys, cosmetics and food contact materials. ...

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Commission adoption


Staff working document
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Planned for
Second quarter 2020

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