Today EDC-Free Europe sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to bring out a fully-fledged European strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals before the summer of 2018.
To: EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
I am writing you as the spokesperson of EDC-Free Europe, a coalition of public interest groups representing more than 70 environmental, health, women’s and consumer groups across Europe who share a concern about hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their impact on our health and wildlife.
Today we are launching a joint European wide NGO statement entitled EU has the obligation to protect its people and the environment from all harm caused by endocrine disrupting chemicals: Our eight demands for an EU EDC strategy, available in English, French, Spanish and German.
In the statement we outline why we are concerned and what we would like the European Commission to do in 8 detailed demands.
"We are calling on EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to bring out a fully-fledged strategy before the summer of 2018. This would include a concrete action plan aiming for a high level of protection for human health, especially vulnerable groups, and the environment. Tangible activities should have clear targets, a timeline and a reasonable budget. This would be an opportunity for reconnecting the EU’s agenda with citizens’ demands for better public health protection on EDCs as illustrated by widely supported petitions developed and supported by the EDC-Free campaign partners in 2017. The first one was delivered to member states with almost half a million signatures in July, and the second one with over 300,000 signatures in October.”
EDC-Free Europe campaign partners would be very keen to meet with you and your services to provide further information and input into the EU EDC Strategy development.
Thank you for considering our statement, we look forward to your reflections and action.