Finding safer substitutes for endocrine disruptors is a tricky job


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Replacing harmful chemicals with safer alternatives and greener technologies is one core goal of the European programme on chemicals REACH: restrictions and authorisations upon the risk analysis carried out by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are strong drivers toward this path. In addition companies are also motivated by customer demands.

Endocrine disruptors (ED) are a well-known issue of high concern; however, a consistent regulatory approach for ED identification has been defined only in 2018, regulations on biocides and pesticides making the first leap forward. As a consequence, the replacement of ED is sometines difficult and tricky.

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