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Say NO to hormone disrupting chemicals

Tell President Juncker, the Head of the European Commission and his 27 Commissioners that you want them to protect our health and stop our exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals, also known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

On 15 June EU Commissioners will finally decide on the criteria to identify these chemicals. This decision was delayed by fierce lobbying from the chemicals and pesticides industries, a delay which has now been judged illegal by the EU Court of Justice.

Hormone disrupting chemicals can interfere with natural hormones, the chemical messengers of our bodies. Scientific studies show that these chemicals are very likely contributing to the increases in hormone-related diseases such as breast or testicular cancer, fertility problems, diabetes and obesity as well as learning and behavioural problems in children.

Please join us in sending a strong message to the Commissioners that they should choose the best option to protect public health – See option three from 2013 EU public consultation on EDCs.

Existing EU laws that are designed to stop the use of these chemicals and reduce our exposure can only work if ALL hormone disrupting chemicals are properly identified on the basis of the latest science.

Our everyday exposure to these chemicals must stop in order to protect the health of current and future generations.

Say NO to hormone disrupting chemicals!

Originally posted on 3 June 2016

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