Environment & Energy Report

EU Asked to Create Comprehensive Rules on Endocrine Disruptors

Nov. 8, 2019, 6:13 PM

Updates could be required to more than 30 European Union laws as a part of a push to change the way the bloc sets rules on endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Currently, different EU laws treat endocrine disruptors in different ways, but participants in a Nov. 8 EU conference in Brussels said the framework is too fragmented and does not adequately address the risks posed by the chemicals.

Endocrine disruptors, which interfere with the hormone system and have been linked with cancer, birth defects and developmental problems, can lead to “severe and irreversible” harm even at low exposure levels, said Remy...

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