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Endocrine disruptors

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Opinion Number: CDR 6068/2018
Rapporteur: SILBERG Uno
Commission: NAT
Status: Adopted
Date: 26/06/2019
 
The European Committee of the Regions has to date not taken an official stance on the question of endocrine disrupting chemicals. This opinion is the first document sketching the view of local and regional authorities when it comes to EDCs.

The objectives therefore include:
raising awareness amongst the CoR Members of the issue
highlighting the complexity of the topic and its importance for EU citizens
emphasising the "precautionary principle" and its prevalence over economic and other considerations
advocating for more independent, publicly funded research into EDC
protecting health of the most vulnerable groups, esp. children, pregnant women and adolescents