TELL THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION THAT YOU WANT TO REMOVE HORMONE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS
FROM OUR LIVES TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH!
Hormone disrupting chemicals, often known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are chemicals that can interfere with natural hormones, the chemical messengers of our bodies.
Our everyday exposure to these chemicals – in our food, cosmetics, homes, work places, schools, and hospitals, to name just a few routes, must stop in order to protect the health of current and future generations.
Scientific evidence links exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals to spiralling rates of hormone-related cancers such as breast or testicular cancer, fertility problems, diabetes and obesity as well as learning and behavioural problems in children. Exposure also disrupts the hormonal systems of wildlife. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called hormone disrupting chemicals a ‘global threat’.
Due to intensive industry lobbying, the European Commission has delayed action on hormone disrupting chemicals. However, a public consultation has now been launched to gather feedback on public concerns.
We need you to help us send a strong message to the European Commission. Take part in the public consultation and help us push back against the industry lobbying that may otherwise weaken action on hormone disrupting chemicals at the expense of people’s health, the environment and wildlife!
This is the only chance you will have to directly give your opinion and to make yourself heard in Brussels.
Many individuals and groups are involved in our “EDC-Free Europe” campaign. We have partners across Europe, each with their own network of NGOs and members. This broad public interest alliance includes trade unions, consumers, public health and healthcare professionals, advocates for cancer prevention, environmentalists and women’s groups.
Our aim is to raise public awareness and urge faster governmental action on chemicals that are toxic to our health. More information available at www.edc-free-europe.org
Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately the European Commission closed the consultation on 16 January 2015. The final results will only be made available at a later date in 2015, and we will share them via the EDC Free website.
Our response to the consultation and further information about the harmful effects of hormone disrupting chemicals on our health can still be accessed on this website.
SAY NO TO HORMONE
Here you can find the Questions and your answers.