Editorial: 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, Jan Hengstler, Abby Collier, Gio Batta Gori, Olavi Pelkonen, Florian Lang, Frans P Nijkamp, Kerstin Stemmer, Albert Li, Kai Savolainen, A Wallace Hayes, Nigel Gooderham, Alan Harvey

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Abstract

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 Commission’s own competent expert authority (European Food Safety Authority (EFSA, 2013), and of critical statements made by member countries, while avoiding asking for support from the European Commission’s own scientific expert committees.
LanguageEnglish
Pages317-320
Number of pages4
JournalRegulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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Dietrich, Daniel R ; von Aulock, Sonja ; Marquardt, Hans ; Blaauboer, Bas ; Dekant, Wolfgang ; Hengstler, Jan ; Collier, Abby ; Gori, Gio Batta ; Pelkonen, Olavi ; Lang, Florian ; Nijkamp, Frans P ; Stemmer, Kerstin ; Li, Albert ; Savolainen, Kai ; Hayes, A Wallace ; Gooderham, Nigel ; Harvey, Alan. / Editorial : Scientifically unfounded precaution drives European Commission’s recommendations on EDC regulation, while defying common sense, well-established science and risk assessment principles. In: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. 2013 ; Vol. 67, No. 3. pp. 317-320.
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Editorial : Scientifically unfounded precaution drives European Commission’s recommendations on EDC regulation, while defying common sense, well-established science and risk assessment principles. / Dietrich, Daniel R; von Aulock, Sonja; Marquardt, Hans; Blaauboer, Bas; Dekant, Wolfgang; Hengstler, Jan; Collier, Abby; Gori, Gio Batta; Pelkonen, Olavi; Lang, Florian; Nijkamp, Frans P; Stemmer, Kerstin; Li, Albert; Savolainen, Kai; Hayes, A Wallace; Gooderham, Nigel; Harvey, Alan.

In: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, Vol. 67, No. 3, 12.2013, p. 317-320.

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