The EU Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the draft proposal for an EU-wide restriction on the production and uses of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), starting a much needed process to restrict these 'forever chemicals'
To mark the start of the final stages of FREIA, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has teamed up with the research project to launch a review of its main findings and milestones of research into the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on female reproductive health thus far.
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It is beyond a doubt that endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) impact people’s health and the environment. However, we still do not know exactly how EDCs can harm female reproductive health. The FREIA research project, a collaboration between eleven institutes from seven European countries and the USA, is an EU-funded research project dedicated to advance test methods to identify endocrine disruptors that are harmful to female reproduction.
The FREIA project has three major goals:
- Gain new understandings and insights into adverse effects of endocrine disruption on women’s health.
- Develop new test methods and improve existing ones to detect EDCs toxic to female reproduction and support protective regulation.
- Promote sustainable options for a healthy society and improve women’s health.
The mid-term review launched today gives an overview of the main findings and highlights from the first three years of the FREIA project, and what activities lay in store for the years to come. This new publication adds to the library of other useful resources made available by the FREIA project, which includes a factsheet (available in English, Doric, French, Dutch and Portuguese), infographics (available in over 15 languages) and webinars.