The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) has closed the comment period for its preliminary safety opinion on the two phytoestrogen isoflavone substances, genistein and daidzein.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added butylparaben to its Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) because of its endocrine-disrupting properties – companies importing or producing products containing the substance now have six...
71 toxicologists have written to the European Commission’s chief scientific advisor Anne Glover urging her to change plans to regulate endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are allegedly present in many cosmetics.
In light of a recent report by an expert group led by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), scientific experts reckon that the systematic assessment of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) should be a collective goal, despite not currently being possible.
The Endocrine Society has proposed a streamlined definition of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to strengthen their identification and screening, a move that could iron out ambiguities for cosmetics and personal care products.
According to a recent report published by the Danish Consumer Council, L’Oreal is amongst 30 other cosmetic companies listed as having “proclaimed that they would not remove EDCs”, from its products currently on the Danish market.
The cumulative effects of potential endocrine disruptors such as parabens and phthalates are being investigated by Sweden’s environment ministry with conclusions to be presented before the end of its EU presidency.