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Join us for a Public Hearing on EDCs and Launch of SIN 2.0

ChemSec invites you to a "Public Hearing on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals - from Ambition to Action" in Brussels 3 May. The 2.0 version of the SIN List will be launched at this event, listing new chemicals selected specifically for their endocrine-disrupting properties. A draft agenda is now available, and you can register for the event at our website.

The body of evidence showing that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) cause health and environmental problems is growing. The EU has the ambition to tackle the threat of EDCs but has so far been unable to agree on criteria for what qualifies as an EDC, nor been able to act on them as a group. It is time to overcome the deadlock in European regulation regarding EDCs.

Why is there a lack of action? How can we move forward? What do companies need? What should scientists do? How can we use the SIN List and the information it provides? Let's move from ambition to action! Businesses, regulators, and scientists will meet to discuss with each other and the public their views on how to deal with endocrine-disrupting chemicals, a priority issue in EU chemicals regulation.

Meet and discuss with a broad range of stakeholders, among others
  • Dr. John Peterson Myers, Environmental Health Sciences and co-author of Our Stolen Future
  • Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski, Executive Director, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, TEDX
  • Annelise Larsen, Chemical specialist, IKEA of Sweden AB
  • Iain Brunning, Cosmetics Regulations Manager, Boots
  • Patrick Murphy, Team Co-ordinator for Biocides, Endocrine Disruptors and Mixtures, DG Environment, European Commission
Where and When?

The Public Hearing will be held at the Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, Brussels, 3 May 2011 9.00-16.30.


Fee: EUR 300. Why a fee? ChemSec is a non-profit organisation. The fee will cover the costs of arranging the conference, such as facilities, catering and material.
Please register for this event here!

Important notice regarding accomodation

Other major events are being held in Brussels the same week as the ChemSec Public Hearing on EDCs. Hotel rooms in central Brussels might run out fast. Please arrange your accommodation as soon as possible for an enjoyable event.

Also: A German Dialogue about Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

26 May 2011 ChemSec will also host a conference about EDCs in Berlin, to be held in German language. For more information about this event, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow the news on

Why is this public hearing relevant for you?
  • Regulators: An update on key science around EDCs and a review of regulatory processes. An overview of the challenges companies face when working towards substitution of EDCs.
  • Environment Managers: Insight into the scientific and political complexities around EDCs. Practical examples of the challenges in dealing with EDCs and tips on how to avoid pitfalls when making your products and processes safer.
  • Media: The scientific and political context around the latest developments in EDCs. Conflicting opinions of different stakeholders: regulators, NGOs, companies and the chemical industry.



Please register for this event here!

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