France to push for tougher EU action on endocrine disrupters

The French Ministry of Health has unveiled a national strategy to track and reduce the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) as part of a bid to minimise public exposure to harmful substances

The French Ministry of Health has unveiled a national strategy to track and reduce the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) as part of a bid to minimise public exposure to harmful substances, and plans to push to tighter controls across the EU.

Health minister Agn├Ęs Buzyn and environment minister Elisabeth Borne set out plans on Tuesday to establish a public list of EDCs that will be shared with other EU member states. Other measures include collecting data on EDC pollution in the environment and encouraging companies to substitute EDCs with less harmful alternatives.

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