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The European Commission will publish the results of its planned screening of 700 substances against four possible ways of setting criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
The work, which the EU executive expects to complete in late 2016, is to be carried out as part of an impact assessment of each option.
Criteria for the identification of EDCs are needed to implement certain provisions of the EU Regulations on biocides and plant protection products.
The Commission made the announcement during a meeting on 12 May called to update MEPs on the ongoing impact assessment of the options, despite industry’s worries that it will have a blacklisting effect on the substances (CW 26 March 2015).
At the meeting Commission representatives said that “the list could not be used for regulatory purposes because it is not done according to the regulatory context”. Instead, it is meant to be used only for the impact assessment.
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