ChemSec calls for a balanced impact assessment for EDC criteria

Concerning the Public Consultation on the criteria to identify Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in the EU biocides and pesticides legislation, and the Impact Assessment to be performed by the Commission during 2015, ChemSec is worried that the information spread by some industry parties is exaggerated and lacks description of the innovation potential within European companies. There is a need to clarify the state of play and to scrutinize the generally skewed numbers presented by the pesticide industry associations and its allies and the lack of vision for solutions other than replacing one hazardous chemical with another.