EDC-Free campaign news no.2 January 2014

Will 2014 be EDC-Free? What’s disrupting you and your family?

Delays are wasting opportunities for prevention of chronic disease and healthcare savings

2013 was supposed to be the year for an ambitious EU strategy on EDCs but where is it? After delay and delay, we still have many unanswered questions about how the EU will act on removing hormone disrupting chemicals from our daily lives. Continuous setbacks in the release of the EU EDC revised strategy are wasting opportunities for prevention of chronic disease and healthcare savings.

The European Commission has obtained ample scientific input and should publish a revised strategy as soon as possible and ensure that REACH does not authorise chemicals that are hormone disruptors when safer alternatives exist.

What can you do?

You can let your governments know we want and need an EDC-Free Future. 2014 is another crucial year: the EU is hugely behind schedule on several EDC policy outputs from last year, and is due to review the EU Cosmetics law by January 2015.

Every few months we will have a new theme for your photos. The first theme is around cosmetics and toys. With the festive period over and a New Year here we would like you to tell us what you are concerned about at the beginning of 2014? Did you get new cosmetic products for Christmas? Did your child get a new toy?

Please upload and send in your photos via our webpage www.edc-free-europe.org/how-to-take-action/

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 Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @EDCFree and retweet us!

Here are a few samples and suggestions of who you can tweet to in the coming weeks. Don’t forget to use these useful hastags #whatsdisruptingyou? and #EDCFree

#whatsdisruptingyou? in 2014. Where are #EDCs lurking? Take action now for an #EDCFree future http://bit.ly/13oYQgK  http://bit.ly/1c5WOKE

#whatsdisruptingyou? Are #EDCs lurking in your children’s #toys, your #cosmetics, your clothes? Take action today! bit.ly/13oYQgK 

This month you could tweet to the following:
@BarrosoEU@borgton@TheEndoSociety@SaferChemicals@womensvoices – @CEHN@MumsnetTowers@ProjectSAFEYARD
@MomsRising