EU Commission confirmed its commitment to protecting citizens and the environment from hazardous chemical



The Communication delivers on the commitment taken by the Commission last year, when working with Member States on the criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the areas of pesticides and biocides. It addresses the concerns of the European Parliament and the Council and follows up from the 7th Environment Action Programme.

Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella said: “This Communication confirms that the Commission takes endocrine disruptors very seriously and intends to strengthen its efforts to minimise citizens and environment exposure to these chemicals”.

”The new strategy shows our determination to address endocrine disruptors comprehensively and consistently in a broader scope of areas. I am pleased that we are building on the work that has already been done on the identification criteria of endocrine disruptors under the regulations on pesticides and biocides, based on the World Health Organisation definition”, underlined Commissioner Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis

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