[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

quinta-feira, 14 de dezembro de 2017

Member states give green light to Commission’s plan on endocrine disruptors

Angeliki Lysimachou: "These people should not have a say about the protection of our children’s health and of the environment."
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The Commission won support to regulate chemicals which can potentially disrupt the body’s hormones, expressing hope it can take effect next year.

Member state experts endorsed a proposal from the commission, the EU executive, that revises criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in products used to protect farm animals and plants from disease and insects.

The Commission said the proposal targeted concerns of the European Parliament, which in October blocked a previous list of identification criteria.

“I now call on Council and the European Parliament to give their green light on this text to ensure a swift implementation of the criteria in the course of 2018,” Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said.
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