Endocrine disruptors: EFSA to deliver scientific opinion in March 2013

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Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the hormonal system. At the request of the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is preparing a scientific opinion on the human health and environmental risks associated with the possible presence of endocrine disruptors in the food chain. The opinion is scheduled to be delivered in March 2013.

On the 14 March 2013 the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which is said that the EU should act to reduce exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Source Link http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/121001a.htm
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EurActiv, 22.02.13: UN report finds 'new proof' of link between endocrine disruptors and common diseases http://www.euractiv.com/health/chemicals-diseases-previously-th-news-517987
European Commission: DG Environment: Policies: Chemicals: Endocrine Disruptors http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/endocrine/index_en.htm
European Commission: DG Research: Endocrine Disrupters http://ec.europa.eu/research/endocrine/index_en.html
Wikipedia: Endocrine disruptor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocrine_disruptor
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EFSA: Press Release, 20.03.13: EFSA supports European Commission in defining scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/130320.htm?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=infocus&utm_campaign=easopinion
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