Friday, 31 July 2015

Can EU identify EDC's Staring Them in the Face?

Brussels, 22th of July 2015 

Report on public consultation on defining criteria for identifyingendocrine disruptors in the context of the implementation of the Plant Protection Product Regulation and Biocidal Products Regulation

This consultation was different from other public consultations in that respondents were asked to provide data (for example methodologies used to select endocrine disrupting substances or to identify the socio-economic impact of identified endocrine disruptors). No specific questions were included that asked respondents’ opinions. This report cannot, therefore, provide quantitative information on the views held by different stakeholders. 

"The socio-economic impact of identified endocrine disruptors" limiting jobs for poisoning women and harming children! 

A risk-based approach for regulating endocrine disruptors was proposed by many respondents who identified themselves as farmers, private companies, industrial or trade organisations, or authorities in non-EU countries. Many respondents supported the use of the WHO/IPC 2002 definition as a starting point for defining an endocrine disruptor.  

That's a very interesting figure DG Health & Food Safety ... "Many Respondents" 

EU Priorities for Health


Vytenis Andriukaitis

(2014-2019)Health & Food Safety

Speaking points on priorities for Health - European Policy Centre -

I have already said that on many occasions – a high level of health protection in all EU policies and activities is enshrined in the treaty. What does this mean in practice? For me it means that I need to strive for health to be included in all policy areas. I need to ensure that the Commission puts the health of European citizens first.
I personally made a commitment before the European Parliament to pursue Prevention, Promotion, and Protection in relation to health.

Breast Implants Will Now Carry Cancer Warning In France

Breast Implants Will Now Carry Cancer Warning In France

Following France’s National Cancer Institute finding a “clearly established link” between breast implants and a specific type of cancer, the country will now order all breast implants to come with a cancer warning. This announcement came after 18 cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma were directly linked to women with silicone breast implants since 2011.