France opens public consultation on endocrine disrupting chemicals

The French Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy has opened a public consultation on EDCs, following a report delivered by an ad hoc working group.

The report (available here in French) proposes intensifying research efforts, with a focus on the effects of EDCs on health and biodiversity and on possible replacement options. It also calls for at least five substances each year that are assessed on their endocrine disrupting effects.

The consultation (FR) is open until 20 September and the results will feed into a national strategy on EDCs prepared by the French government.