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WECF – TV report on EDCs

Alexandra Caterbow, Senior Policy Advisor Chemicals and Health at Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) gave a recent TV interview in German on EDCs together with a high representative of the German Federal Environment Agency Andreas Gies.

The interview is available here

EDCs cannot be seen or heard, yet they are found almost everywhere in our daily lives. Together with other environmental and health organisations, WECFs advocate for an EDC free environment, calling on politicians to act against them. In December 204, WECF wrote an open letter to the Minister for Environment, Health and Nutrition.

During the interview, Andreas Gies said the policy to delay setting a criteria to identify EDCs in the EU can be explained by the interests of the chemicals industry, which wants to sell these products. Germany has the biggest chemical industry in Europe and this is why other countries like France, have better implementation and policy development than Germany.

WECF calls for the rapid implementation of policy directives and wants a criteria set for EDCs. In the long term, there should not be any EDCs in products, but until that is reached, there needs to be a labelling requirement o that consumers know which products contain EDCs.

Originally posted on 12 February 2015

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