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|Title:||Plenary session blocks Commission proposal exempting some pesticides from being identified as endocrine disruptors|
|Series/Date:||Press Release 04.10.17|
|Source Type:||News source|
|Notes:||The European Parliament's plenary session decided on 4 October 2017 to block a proposal put forward by the European Commission which would have exempted some chemicals in pesticides from being identified as endocrine disruptors.|
|Keywords:||Endocrine disrupting chemicals - EDCs - Endocrine disruption - Hormone disruptors - Plant Protection Regulation - Regulation No 1107/2009 – PPPR - COM / 2016 / 350|
|Subjects:||11.1.e - Chemicals|
|Geographic Indicators:||European Union|
|Background and further information:
Members of the Parliament argued the Commission had exceeded its mandate by proposing to exempt from the identification criteria a set of substances which are designed to attack an organism's endocrine system.
The Commission proposal - put forward in June 2016 - relates to the scientific criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting properties of chemical substances. The identification of these scientific criteria is a first step towards measures reducing their presence and protecting citizens’ health. The PAFF Committee, comprising representatives from the Member States, endorsed the draft set of criteria on 4 July 2017.
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