Stéphane Foucart

European Food Safety Authority accused of minimizing some effects of endocrine disruptors

Experts warn a new European draft report "could significantly delay restrictive measures against harmful chemicals."

Editor's note: This article was originally published at Le Monde and is republished here with permission.

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Endocrine disruptors in Europe: Nineteen "experts" are polluting the debate

Editor's note: This article was originally published at Le Monde and is republished here with permission.

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Glyphosate: Discord at the US EPA.

"Probably carcinogenic" to some, "improbably carcinogenic" to others. Over the past two years, the controversy over the dangerousness of glyphosate has pitted against different expert agencies - the next one to be decided is the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), which is due to deliver its opinion on Wednesday 15 March, within the framework of Re-authorization of the product in Europe . But the re-evaluation of this substance - which is the most widely used Roundup and pesticide in the world - is also opening up fractures within individual institutions.

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Endocrine disrupters: an enormous weight on the US economy.

About $ 340 billion ($ 308 billion) a year: the figure is so staggering that it necessarily raises skepticism. Yet, according to believe the analysis conducted by American researchers and published Tuesday, Oct. 18 in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, it is not an exaggeration but a underestimation of the annual economic cost, In the United States, of health damage due to endocrine disruptors (PE), be it obesity, diabetes, fertility disorders or neurobehavioural disorders.

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