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Review of the scientific basis for dealing with endocrine disrupting chemicals within the EC REACH regulations - CB01062

Endocrine disruption (ED) is recognised as a major environmental and human concern and has a high profile in new and emerging EU policy areas, such as the proposed Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. It is currently proposed to deal with endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in REACH within the categories of chemicals identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction. The question arises as to whether this conceptual framework is adequate to deal with EDCs; if not, how should they be dealt with? Tenders are invited for a short study to address these issues. The project will review the current scientific framework for the regulation of EDCs and make appropriate recommendations for their more effective management under REACH.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Review of the Scientific Basis for Dealing with Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals within the EC Reach Regulations   (1016k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2005

Cost: £24,750
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Water Research Centre
Endocrine Disruptors              
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Toxic Substances              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology