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Title: Plenary session blocks Commission proposal exempting some pesticides from being identified as endocrine disruptors
Author: European Parliament
Series/Date: Press Release 04.10.17
Source Origin: EU
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.
Source URL: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20171002IPR85122/
Homepage URL: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en
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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
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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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