Civil society organisations welcome the publication of the new investigation report on PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and its additives by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The findings clearly indicate harm to health and environment from some substances added to PVC and the release of its microparticles.
The European Commission’s proposed criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals should be amended, as they will not protect the health of European citizens. In a letter to Dutch European Members of Parliament (MEPs), HEAL joined two other organisations – Wemos and Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) – to call upon them to reject the current criteria.
With the letter, HEAL, Wemos, and WECF express their concerns about the European Commission’s criteria’s flaws.
The letter can be read online here (available in Dutch only).