I Wish I Were Far From the Madding Crowd

March 21, 2010

Global regulatory activities on endocrine disruptors

Regulating endocrine disrupting chemicals – A success story?

A very comprehensive writeup of recent activities by environmental agencies across the world.  Posted by Meghan White of Enhesa, a global environmental health and safety consultancy.  (I have no connection with this company in any way.)

She concludes:

Identifying products at risk and attempting to find alternatives to the use of EDC as far as possible would also be a key step in preparing for the implementation of any new stringent legislation being adopted. Bottom line, affected companies should not wait for government action to begin implementing measures to restrict or eliminate use of EDC. Invoking the idea of the precautionary principle is the way forward for dealing with EDC.

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