France U-turns; pledges support on EU endocrine disruptor definition

France U-turns; pledges support on EU endocrine disruptor definition

France has reversed its decision to oppose the proposed EU regulation on the definition of endocrine disruptors. Having secured ‘extra guarantees’, the country has voted in favor of the legislation, according to a report published by The Connexion.

France, together with Denmark and Sweden, was previously against the proposal, which it claimed was not comprehensive enough to protect public health or the environment.

The country’s opposition caused the European Commission to launch a European-wide investigation into endocrine disruptor chemicals and their exact definition, which will be examined by a team of European deputies over a four-month period. Denmark and Sweden have stayed firm in their objections, but France’s support was enough to ensure the proposal was passed.

 

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