EU regulations fail to control endocrine disruptor risk of chemicals, study says
Friday March 02 2012
Current EU regulations, including REACH, are failing to cover all the risks posed by endocrine disruptors (EDs) or even to detect their presence at all, according to a comprehensive report drawn up for the European Commission.
"The information and testing requirements laid down in important pieces of EU chemicals regulation do not capture the range of endocrine disrupting effects that can be measured with internationally agreed and validated test methods. Testing with the most sensitive and appropriate methods currently available and with exposure regimens that cover periods of heightened susceptibility during critical life stages is not conducted," says the 135-page study, authored by seven experts: Andreas Kortenkamp, Olwenn Martin, Michael Faust, Richard Evans, Rebecca McKinlay, Frances Orton and Erika Rosivatz.
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