Cosmetics and personal care products can contain harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and other substances of concern, but their labels can be hard to read. The infographic launched by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and Tegengif/Erase All Toxins today uncovers the story behind chemicals in cosmetics.
The EDC-Free Europe campaign and the Green 10 – a coalition of ten of the largest environmental organisations and networks active on the European level – urge the EU Commission to deliver on its promise to publish its 2018 plans for a non-toxic environment and to go EDC-free.
A European non-toxic environment strategy is urgently needed to dramatically reduce Europeans’ exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals. Such a strategy is essential for driving innovation and the development of sustainable substitutes including non-chemical solutions, and is a prerequisite for an effective and safe non-toxic circular economy.
The EDC-Free Europe and Green 10 letter is available online.