endocrine disrupting substances News

  • ERM-CE102: a new certified reference material for polybrominated flame retardants in fish

    PBDEs are toxic and endocrine-disruptive substances that have to be monitored in the environment (EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC) and in food (Commission Recommendation 2014/118/EU). Despite the ban and restriction on their production and use since 15 years, PBDEs are bio-accumulative contaminants still found ubiquitously in our environment and food. They are regulated by the EU Water ...

  • SETAC world congress / SETAC Europe Meeting – Berlin

    wca environment will have a strong presence at the this month’s combined SETAC 6th World Congress and SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting in Berlin in late May (20th – 24th May 2012). Graham Merrington, Adam Peters and Dean Leverett will be on-hand to welcome you to our shiny new stand in the main exhibition hall, and will be ready and willing to discuss anything and everything with ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • Hydroxsys Limited Selected to Present at CleanEquity Monaco 2013

    Hydroxsys Limited ("Hydroxsys") has been selected to present at CleanEquity Monaco 2013 on March 7th & 8th at the Sporting d'Hiver, Monaco. Hydroxsys has been identified by an expert panel as one of the world's most innovative cleantech companies and has been selected to present to senior ...


    By Innovator Capital Limited

  • ECHA proposes 15 substances for authorisation

    15 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List. These substances were prioritised from the Candidate List because they are used in high volumes and have widespread uses which may pose a threat to human health or the environment or can potentially be used to replace substances which are already on the Authorisation List. ...

  • Europe’s environment now healthier – but new risks emerging

    Europeans live longer and healthier lives than in the past, partly due to successful environmental policies that have reduced the exposure to harmful environmental contaminants in air, water and food, according to a new report. However, these contaminants are still a problem, and several new health risks are emerging, for example, from new chemicals, new products and changing lifestyle ...

  • Indoor dust poses significant endocrine disruptor risk

    The risks from exposure to outdoor pollution or sources like tobacco smoke are well known, but indoor dust can also pose health risks, especially to young children. New evidence shows that indoor dust is highly contaminated by persistent and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, including some chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which have been banned since the 1970s. Endocrine ...

  • Preparation Environment Council, 12 June 2014

    The second formal Environment Council under the Greek Presidency will be held in Luxembourg on 12 June. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard and Health Commissioner Tonio Borg will represent the European Commission. The Council will deal with climate and health-related points in the morning before moving on to environment ...

  • New risks identified for aquatic wildlife from plastic compound

    New evidence suggests that the adverse effects on aquatic ecosystems of chemical compounds used in the manufacture of plastics are greater than previously thought. The study reviewed data on five substances with known endocrine-disrupting effects on wildlife in rivers and waterways. Compounds such as bisphenol A (BPA), and the phthalates DBP, DEHP, DIDP and DINP2, are known as endocrine ...

  • Hazardous substances in Europe’s fresh and marine waters – an overview

    Hazardous substances in fresh and marine water can harm aquatic life and pose a risk to human health, according to a new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report notes that while European legislation to address the issue is relatively strong, new challenges exist including ‘emerging pollutants’ where potential effects are not yet fully understood. ...

  • First European Chemicals Agency inaugurated

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) was officially opened this week by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Vice-President Günter Verheugen together with Gérard Onesta, Vice-President of the European Parliament, and Finnish Prime Matti Vanhanen. Located in Helsinki, ECHA is responsible for managing the implementation of the REACH requirements in relation to the registration, ...

  • Recent federal developments

    EPA Announces Listening Session On IRIS Draft Toxicological Review Of Methanol: On April 18, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 60-day public comment period and listening session on May 26, 2011, for the external review draft human health assessment entitled "Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of Summary ...


    By Acta Group

  • Hormone-mimics in plastic water bottles - just the tip of the iceberg?

    Plastic packaging is not without its downsides, and if you thought mineral water was ‘clean’, it may be time to think again. According to Martin Wagner and Jörg Oehlmann from the Department of Aquatic Ecotoxicology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, plastic mineral water bottles contaminate drinking water with estrogenic chemicals. In an analysis1 of commercially available ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Recent Federal Developments in Hazardous Substances

    EPA Publishes Chemical Data Reporting Rule: On August 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule entitled Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. The revisions, which were first announced August 2, 2011, expand the requirements for ...


    By Acta Group

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