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Endocrine Disrupters – Developing criteria

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During the 2010 Danish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers environment and health was a prioritized subject. The aim was enhanced Nordic information exchange. To support this aim a number of Nordic workshops were held to strengthen the capacity building and discuss future regulatory aspects in the area of endocrine disruptors, combination effects, and soft regulatory measures and effective risk communication. One of the workshops held in November focused on developing criteria for endocrine disruptors. This report describes the workshop presentations, the ensuing discussions, and the outcome.

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Workshop session 5: The way forward in terms of regulation

The human health group had an extensive discussion on classification and labelling of EDs. Although the group realized that changing the current CLP system may take many years, it felt that ED could not be sufficiently accommodated within the existing system. The group discussed different regulatory options for adapting the current classification and regulatory systems:

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