ChemSec highlights more endocrine disruptors

Swedish NGO ChemSec, backed by similar groups, is pushing for stronger action on endocrine disrupting chemicals. It has added 22 compounds to a growing list of substances highlighted for controls

Gothenburg-based NGO ChemSec has added 22 endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to its ‘substitute it now’ (SIN) chemicals blacklist. The EU has not yet properly tackled such substances, ChemSec says.

The SIN list now includes 378 chemicals which ChemSec says meet the criteria of substances of very high concern (SVHC), set under the EU’s REACH chemical regime.

First published in 2008, the list aims to highlight chemicals for potential regulatory action (ENDS Report, October 2008). Firms can use it to guide substitution efforts, with an eye on chemicals which may face controls in future.

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