Secrecy and industry lobbying cloud what should be the science-based process of regulating endocrine disrupting chemicals in Europe
Here are three important and readable new articles on the corruption surrounding the regulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals, translated from the French newspaper Le Monde by Environmental Health News.
While the articles focus on Europe, the issues dealt with are of global concern – and what happens in Brussels will impact the rest of the world, for good or ill.
Endocrine disruptors: The secret history of a scandal
Next week, sources say, the European Commission will take up regulations on endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Too bad the text driving the decision remains cloaked in covertness worthy of the most sensitive state secrets.
Chemical pollutants: French environment minister calls for disclosure
The European Commission is keeping its assessment of endocrine-disrupting compounds secret. In an interview with Le Monde, French Foreign Minister Ségolène Royal demands daylight.
Endocrine disruptors: Brussels’ industry-linked scientists sow doubt
As European leaders in Brussels debate how to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals, industry-backed scientists appear to have more than just a seat at the table.