Scientifically unfounded precaution drives European Commission's recommendations on EDC regulation, while defying common sense, well-established science and risk assessment principles

Daniel R Dietrich, Sonja von Aulock, Hans Marquardt, Bas Blaauboer, Wolfgang Dekant, James Kehrer, Jan Hengstler, Abby Collier, Gio Batta Gori, Olavi Pelkonen, Florian Lang, Frank A Barile, Frans P Nijkamp, Kerstin Stemmer, Albert Li, Kai Savolainen, A Wallace Hayes, Nigel Gooderham, Alan Harvey

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We, the undersigned editors of prominent journals of pharmacology and toxicology, are drawing your attention to the imminent decisions by the European Commission to enforce a regulatory framework for so-called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The currently drafted framework is based on virtually complete ignorance of all well-established and taught principles of pharmacology and toxicology, of opinions raised by the European Commissions own competent expert authority [4], and of critical statements made by member countries, while avoiding asking for support from the European Commission’s own scientific expert committees.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1-A5
Number of pages5
JournalChemico-Biological Interactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2013


  • advisory committees
  • animals
  • ecotoxicology
  • endocrine disruptors
  • europe
  • expert testimony
  • humans
  • risk assessment
  • toxicology

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