Third EU endocrine chemical strategy review out

Progress report says 51 substances on priority evaluation list are not regulated at EU level

A six-year investigation into endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) has discovered over fifty potentially problematic substances that are not being regulated at EU level, according to the latest review of a strategy launched in 1999 (EED 21/12/99) (EED 12/11/04).

The third review of the EU EDCs strategy is published by the European commission and covers the three years to the end of 2006. By then the commission's priority list of EDCs under investigation amounted to 428 substances.

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