Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can mimic, block, or interfere with hormones of humans or animals. They have been associated with a wide range of health issues including cancer, infertility as well as diabetes, neurodevelopment problems, adverse effect on the immune system and many others. Our team is dedicated to using the power of the law to prevent these chemicals from causing irreversible and long-term damage to our health, the health of future generations and the environment.

Endocrine disruptors

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    Illegal push to weaken pesticides regulation risks health of people and environment

    Under pressure from a number of member states, the European Commission has revived a push to water down rules that protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in pesticides.

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    More transparency needed in deciding food contact material rules

    Legal experts from environmental law charity ClientEarth have joined other key organisations working in the public interest in outlining the current weaknesses of current food contact material regulation.

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    EU institutions must disclose secret industry studies on chemicals in food

    ClientEarth lawyers are demanding increased transparency from the European Parliament and European Council on why certain chemicals allowed in food are considered safe.

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    EU Commission must face reality over hormone-disrupting chemicals

    ClientEarth has rejected the European Commission’s view that current regulation governing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) is sufficient when blatant gaps still exist.

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