|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Communication|
|Series Title||Press Release|
|Series Details||IP/14/1057 (29.09.14)|
The European Commission launched an on-line consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors as required by the regulations on biocidal and plant protection products.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with hormone systems, which may lead to harmful effects on health and the environment. Input is sought from stakeholders and the public on various options for the criteria and for their implementation.
All citizens and organisations were invited to contribute to the consultation which was set to be open until 16 January 2015. Replies to the public consultation would, subject to confidentiality rules, be published following the closure of the consultation.
A report published on 20 May 2015 by Corporate Europe Observatory and the French journalist Stephane Horel showed how industry lobbied EU institutions to kill regulation on possible toxic chemicals used in everyday products.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Health|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|