HEAL Press Reaction: Commission plans to present EDC criteria before the Summer 2016
Brussels, 3 February 2016 – The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has reacted cautiously to the statement by European health commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis to the European Parliament last night that he will bring out the identification criteria before the summer 2016.
Ms Lisette van Vliet, Senior Policy Officer, says:
“It’s a concession - but let’s see if the Commissioner’s denials of industry influence hold true. The real proof will be whether or not the criteria are any good. Will they include what the industry wants? That is, that the potency of a chemical determines if it is identified as an endocrine disrupting chemical. For the criteria to make a difference in reducing our exposure and better protecting people’s health, potency should have no determinant role.”
For information on why a potency threshold should not be included in the criteria to identify chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties, please see www.env-health.org/.../36-_heal_ct_edc_criteria_briefing_paper.pdf
Lisette van Vliet, Senior Adviser, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) Mobile: +32 484 614 528, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Smith, Communications and Media Adviser, HEAL, Email: email@example.com, Mobile: +33 6 33 04 2943. +33 4 68 23 52 78
Last updated on 4 February 2016