France to push for EU ban on EDCs in toys

France is considering pushing for an EU-wide ban on toys and educational tools that contain the most worrying endocrine disruptive chemicals

France is considering pushing for an EU-wide ban on toys and educational tools that contain the most worrying endocrine disruptive chemicals (EDCs), environment minister Delphine Batho told a conference in Paris.

The ban would apply to children under 14, the minister told a two-day international conference on endocrine disruptors. But she did not specify whether the plan would be proposed under a revision of the toy directive or another piece of legislation.

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