Commission seeks views on endocrine disruptors


The Commission launched a targeted consultation on information requirements on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The input provided will be used by the Commission to evaluate the potential impacts of two proposed options for introducing standard information requirements in REACH Annexes VII-X. The Commission presented these options at the third meeting of CASG-ED, the Endocrine Disruptors Subgroup of CARACAL, the group of competent authorities for REACH and CLP in October 2020. In the consultation survey, the Commission recalls that it has been investigating the regulation of endocrine disruptors for a number of years, leading to the adoption of the Community Strategy for Endocrine Disruptors and to the 2020 Fitness Check on Endocrine Disruptors. The survey asks for views on the impact of endocrine disruptors, the measures to manage these, existing legislation and the appropriate ambition level, as well as the revision of the REACH Annexes. It also asks about alternative test methods that could reduce animal testing, as well as the impact on research, development and innovation, competitiveness and employment (in laboratories and the chemicals industry). Interested stakeholders can reply to the survey until 8 October 2021.

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~sThe National Law Review, 10 September 2021