PAN-Europe press releases relative to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs):
• 14th April 2014: EU Commission proposes its first bans for endocrine disrupting pesticides
The 2009-pesticide Regulation rules that endocrine disrupting pesticides should not be allowed on the market. Health Commissioner Andriukaitis now for the first time proposes to ban two of these pesticides, the herbicides Amitrole and Isoproturon, in today's meeting of the EU Standing Committee. Amitrole is capable of causing malformations of the offspring and of inducing thyroid cancer; Isoproturon of causing adverse effects to reproduction and of lowering fertility.
Read more : http://www.pan-europe.info/pan-press-release-scopaff-apr-16.pdf
• 11th December 2015: Health Commissioner Andriukaitis fails to ban the most dangerous endocrine disrupting pesticides, the "Dirty Six”
A large reservoir of pesticides with unacceptable health effects is present at EU Commission health service DG SANTE, but Mr. Andriukatis' DG makes no move to ban them. Not one of the six most harmful pesticides is put on the agenda of today's meeting  of the Standing Committee. For the pesticide Amitrole, capable of causing malformations of the fetus, the dossiers and the EFSA peer-review are ready since July 1, 2014 and no decision is taken. DG SANTE is more concerned about twisting and bending the rules and applying derogations from a ban such as use in case of "negligible exposure" (Dirty six in the text) or a "serious danger of plant health" (Flumioxazin). PAN Europe urged Mr.Andriukatis in a letter to act and radically change policy.
Read more : http://www.pan-europe.info/fails-ban-most-dangerous-endocrine
• 30th June 2015: Preventing the down-fall of the EDCs policy: Bringing back the science on EDCs to the European Parliament for open discussion (EDCs Roundtable 30th June 2015, 15:00-18:00)
Organised by Pesticide Action Network Europe and hosted by MEP Nicola Caputo (S&D), this roundtable meeting  aims to bring back the science to the forefront of the EDC debate in the European Parliament, and discuss openly the issue of EDCs with all regulatory actors involved and parties of interest.
MEPs, the Commission's directorates, Member States, the European Food Safety Authority, stakeholders and academics have been invited to take part to this high level independent science meeting on endocrine disruption and discuss the urge for an immediate regulation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in the EU.
Read more : http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/150630.html
• 20th May 2015: EU health policy on endocrine disruption collateral damage in Commission health service SANTE's power play
In 2010, EU Commission granted DG Environment (DG ENV) the lead on the development of the criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC's). But EU health service SANCO (now SANTE) was disloyal to this decision.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/150520.html
• 20th January 2015: New non-commercial research proves that industry's claims on pesticide bans are flawed
For the first time an in-depth research by a non-commercial group shows the exact numbers of endocrine disrupting pesticides (ED-pesticides) that will be regulated if the options of Commission roadmap for an impact assessment of the endocrine criteria  are applied
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/150120.html
• 22nd October 2014: Farewell present of Health Commissioner Borg: endocrine disrupting pesticide Carbendazim banned
PAN Europe welcomes the decision of DG SANCO and its Standing Committee on pesticides last week not to renew the approval of the fungicide Carbendazim. The EU member states must now withdraw national authorizations of this pesticide by December 1, 2014.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/141022.html
• 30th September 2014: Public consultation on EDCs not so «public»
The just-launched public consultation on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)  is a request merely for scientific data and socio-economic impact assessments rather than public opinion.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/140930.html
• 24th September 2014: European citizens vote to ban pesticides– time for EU policy makers to follow suit
Across Europe, concern is growing about the use of hazardous pesticides and the effects they are having on people and the environment.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/140924.html
• 18th June 2014: Endocrine Disruption Criteria Update: A roadmap to nowhere
The roadmap published yesterday by the European Commission on Endocrine Disruption Chemicals criteria incorporates all the threats to cancel-out the effectiveness of the pesticide and biocide regulations to protect human health and the environment.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/140618.html
• 27th May 2014: European Food is not as safe as European Food Safety Authority pretends
A few days ago, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released the annual report on pesticides residues in food. While the Authority claims that 93% of tested food does not exceed the Maximum Residue Level (MRL), a finer analysis of the available shows that the EFSA's communication is misleading.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/140527.html
• 20th May 2014: New attack on EU policy regarding endocrine disruption: Health DG SANCO prepares an escape route for pesticides
Commission health service DG SANCO is on its way to develop an escape route for endocrine disrupting pesticides that will be banned in future. This is done behind closed doors with EU member states and Food Authority EFSA.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/140520.html
• 16th December 2013: It is a fact now: European Commission missed the deadline for presenting the criteria for endocrine disrupting pesticides
According to pesticide Regulation 1107/2009 European Commission should present "a draft of the measures concerning specific scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties" by December 14, 2013. And a day before that date the same for biocides.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/131216.html
• 16th September 2013: PAN Europe on the EDCs French Strategy: a provision that should not be present
The European network Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) denounces the provision to support a priori a revision of the European criteria for the exclusion of pesticides endocrine disruptors and ask to withdraw this provision from the national text of the current public consultation.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/130916.html
• 10th July 2013: EXPPERT Survey II: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and banned Pesticides in strawberries
The worrying results of the survey show the need for an ambitious policy on endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/130710.html
• 20th March 2013: EFSA's opinion on endocrine disrupting chemicals adds confusion and undermines the Pesticide Regulation
The opinion of the European Food Authority EFSA on endocrine disruption as published today is a big disappointment for PAN Europe.
In fact, EFSA mainly adds confusion to the debate by introducing a new category of substances: the "Endocrine Active Substances" (EAS).
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/130320.html
• 5th June 2012: Disrupting food: up to 30 different endocrine disrupting pesticides found in fruits and vegetables in the European Union
Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and apples are the food items with on average the highest dose of endocrine disrupting pesticide residues. European consumers will potentially be exposed to up to 30 different pesticide residues with a risk of adverse health effects. This is the outcome of an analysis made by PAN-Europe based on the monitoring data of Food Authority EFSA.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/120605.html
• 25th May 2011: Hostile raid of UK/Germany on EU endocrine disrupting criteria
Germany and the UK have produced a joint position paper on how the criteria for endocrine disrupting pesticides need to be developed. These criteria will be part of the new 'cut-off' regime of pesticide Regulation 1107/2009 entering in force June, 14. The two countries essentially propose to turn the 'cut-off' regime (adverse effects of such pesticides will automatically lead to a ban) back into the traditional risk assessment regime.
Read more: http://www.pan-europe.info/News/PR/110525.html