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WECF and EDC's

A position paper and policy paper on EDC's - Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

29.11.2011




WECF cooperated on two publications on EDC's, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals:

1. Requirements for the proper regulation of chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties

ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH NGOsí & TRADE UNIONís POSITION
PAPER, APRIL 2011


There are well-founded concerns about the gender disrupting effects of hormone or
endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in wildlife. Furthermore, EDCs are suspected
of playing a role in disrupting human brain development, the deterioration of male
reproductive health, the increased incidence of male and female hormone related
cancers and in the increase in cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. We
therefore call upon the European Commission, Member States and the European
Parliament to put in place the following pre-requisites for the robust regulation of
chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties. 

2. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals under REACH:

EDC and REACH policy paper

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been linked with several health problems
including  the  deterioration  of  male  reproductive  health,  the  increased  incidence  of
hormone  related  cancers  and  the  increase  in  cardiovascular  disease,  obesity  and
diabetes.  Despite  this  growing  weight  of  evidence,  the  EU has  been  very  slow in
regulating EDCs.