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Chemical Strategy Webinar: EDCs and the cocktail effect

 

On the 26th of May, ChemSec organised a webinar. Speaking at the seminar was Dr. Leo Trasande, who did a presentation on EDCs and threshold values, and professor Christina Rudén, who did a presentation on how to address mixtures efficiently. The webinar was recorded and is now available, free of charge, for whomever might be interested in these highly relevant topics.

European policy makers have for the last months been very active in environmental issues, something that ChemSec previously has reported on. This is an important political development. It is, however, necessary that chemicals remain a priority for policy makers. This is why ChemSec closely follow the development of the chemical strategy, currently being developed by the European Commission, as well as the position of the European Parliament.

There is a large apparatus at work, creating the foundation for the future chemicals legislation in Europe. We hope that the webinar will add important pieces to the puzzle and help European policy makers to find common ground in their very important endeavour.

 

Webinar Agenda

14.00 – The five most important things to include in the chemical strategy, Frida Hök, Senior Policy Advisor, ChemSec

14.10 – Why threshold values for EDCs would not protect human health, Dr. Leo Trasande

14.30 – How to address mixtures effectively, Professor Christina Rudén

14.50 – Q&A

15.00 – End

 

Speakers

Dr. Leo Trasande

Director of the Division of Environmental Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine. Dr.Trasande is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health. His research focuses on the impacts of chemicals on hormones in our bodies. He also has led the way in documenting the economic costs for policy makers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin proactively.

Professor Christina Rudén

Professor in Regulatory ecotoxicology and toxicology at the Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM), at Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden. Professor Rudén focuses in chemicals risk management in particular regulatory risk identification and risk assessment and how to improve the scientific basis of risk assessment and management and to strengthen the protection of human health and the environment against harmful effects of chemical substances.