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.
On 22 January, Members of the European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will have the opportunity to engage in a public debate with the European Commission about its plans to reduce harmful exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). This is their chance to ask the EU Commission questions about its plans for concrete and urgent action to adequately protect our health and the health of future generations from toxic chemicals.
Last November the EU Commission published its Communication on endocrine disruptors, which lacks concrete measures and timelines on how people and the environment can be better protected from these harmful chemicals. We believe the Communication fails to lay out proposals to control EDCs across all EU laws. Another example of a missed opportunity is the absence of a specific plan to adapt EU laws in order to address the EDC cocktail effect, to which we are all exposed daily.
Read our letter to Members of EU Parliament.