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A report out on Wednesday (20 May) shows how industry lobbied EU institutions to kill regulation on possible toxic chemicals used in everyday products.
Drafted by Brussels-based Corporate Europe Observatory and by French journalist Stephane Horel, it shows how big chemical trade associations and firms managed to prevent restrictions from being imposed on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
EDCs, which can interfere with hormonal systems, are often found in pesticides, plastics, cosmetics, computers, and construction materials.
The EU banned an EDC known as bisphenol A (BPA) from being used in baby bottles in 2011 because of the risks.
Nina Holland, CEO campaigner and co-author of the report, said they obtained hundreds of documents released by the European Commission following freedom of information requests.
“[It] show unambiguously how science is being manipulated to defend vested interests, manufacture doubt and delay a pioneering regulation”, she said.
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