MEPs reject Commission’s endocrine disruptor definition

By |oktober 6th, 2017|Endocrine disruptors, News|

The European Commission will have to rewrite its definition of endocrine disruptors, after MEPs shot down the executive's proposal in a vote in Strasbourg on Wednesday (4 October). EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environment reports.

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Endocrine disruptors: A guilty definition

By |oktober 3rd, 2017|Endocrine disruptors, MEPs, News, Nicolas Hulot, Pesticides|

French socialist MEPs are defiant against the Commission's "weak, superficial and incomplete" definition of endocrine disruptors, blaming it on French Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot, and calling on the European Parliament to reject it on Wednesday 4 October.

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Member states adopt endocrine disruptor criteria

By |september 5th, 2017|Endocrine disruptors, News, Pascal Durand, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

EU ministers adopted on Monday (4 September) the European Commission’s draft criteria for endocrine disruptors in plant protection products, laying the foundation for a comprehensive strategy to limit citizens’ exposure to harmful substances.

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Endocrine disruptors: EU definition contains ‘too many exemptions and loopholes’

By |julij 11th, 2017|Endocrine disruptors, France, hormone disruptors, News, Nicolas Hulot, Pascal Durand|

After years in the pipeline, an EU-wide definition of endocrine disruptors was finally approved by member states on 4 July. But MEP Pascal Durand told EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France he is concerned the definition does not respect the precautionary principle.

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EU experts agree on criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals in pesticides

By |julij 5th, 2017|Chemicals (REACH), Endocrine disruptors, News|

Experts from the 28 EU member states approved on Tuesday (4 July) a proposed list of criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in plant protection products – a move presented by the European Commission as a step towards a broader regulatory system for similar chemicals used in cosmetics, toys and food packaging.

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Scientific basis for glyphosate authorisation under renewed attack

By |maj 31st, 2017|Endocrine disruptors, glyphosate, News|

Leading toxicologist and environmental engineer Christopher Portier has written to the European Commission denouncing the poor scientific quality of the EU’s research into glyphosate. EURACTIV France reports.

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Workplace cancer prevention must be extended to reprotoxic substances

By |marec 30th, 2017|cancer, Chemicals (REACH), Endocrine disruptors, News|

Putting more than 10 years of paralysis behind it, the European Commission finally launched a revision of the directive on the prevention of occupational cancers in May 2016. Lawmakers can now address reprotoxic substances in the workplace, writes Laurent Vogel.

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WHO: Environmental pollution causes one in four infant deaths

By |marec 8th, 2017|Air Pollution, Endocrine disruptors, infant mortality, malaria, News, Pesticides, Pollution, sanitation, water pollution|

Unhealthy environments kill 1.7 million children under the age of five each year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst-affected region. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.

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