Open letter to the European Commission

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

Daniel Dietrich, Sonja von Aulock, H W J Marquardt, Bas J Blaauboer, Wolfgang Dekant, James Kehrer, Jan G Hengstler, Abby C 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 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).1 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1739-1741
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Toxicology
Volume87
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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Keywords

  • animals
  • endocrine disruptors
  • european union
  • evidence-based practice
  • health promotion
  • humans
  • legislation, drug
  • logic
  • risk assessment
  • terminology as topic
  • toxicology

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Dietrich, Daniel ; von Aulock, Sonja ; Marquardt, H W J ; Blaauboer, Bas J ; Dekant, Wolfgang ; Kehrer, James ; Hengstler, Jan G ; Collier, Abby C ; Gori, Gio Batta ; Pelkonen, Olavi ; Lang, Florian ; Nijkamp, Frans P ; Stemmer, Kerstin ; Li, Albert ; Savolainen, Kai ; Hayes, A Wallace ; Gooderham, Nigel ; Harvey, Alan. / Open letter to the European Commission : scientifically unfounded precaution drives European Commission's recommendations on EDC regulation, while defying common sense, well-established science, and risk assessment principles. In: Archives of Toxicology. 2013 ; Vol. 87, No. 9. pp. 1739-1741.
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Open letter to the European Commission : scientifically unfounded precaution drives European Commission's recommendations on EDC regulation, while defying common sense, well-established science, and risk assessment principles. / Dietrich, Daniel; von Aulock, Sonja; Marquardt, H W J; Blaauboer, Bas J; Dekant, Wolfgang; Kehrer, James; Hengstler, Jan G; Collier, Abby C; Gori, Gio Batta; Pelkonen, Olavi; Lang, Florian; Nijkamp, Frans P; Stemmer, Kerstin; Li, Albert; Savolainen, Kai; Hayes, A Wallace; Gooderham, Nigel; Harvey, Alan.

In: Archives of Toxicology, Vol. 87, No. 9, 09.2013, p. 1739-1741.

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