Commission’s EDC proposals fall short - campaigners

Revisions to the long-awaited EU regulatory definition of endocrine disruptors are unlikely to be enough to stop member states from blocking the proposals later this month, campaigners have warned

Revisions to the long-awaited EU regulatory definition of endocrine disruptors are unlikely to be enough to stop member states from blocking the proposals later this month, campaigners have warned.

The European Commission reverted back to the phrase “may cause adverse effects” on humans in amended draft annex to the Regulation on Plant Protection Products issued this week, seen by ENDS

The u-turn follows opposition to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) being referred to as “known to cause an adverse effect relevant to humans”. As ENDS revealed last week, 53% of member states were opposed to the Commission’s wording.

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