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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and their effect on humans and wildlife has been an area attracting more and more interest from academia, policy makers, private sectors, civil societies and broader stakeholder communities. It has also been listed as one of the emerging policy issues (EPIs) under The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).
Resolutions on EDCs adopted at the third and fourth sessions of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM 3 and 4) invite the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide up-to-date information and scientific expert advice to relevant stakeholders, raise awareness and facilitate science-based information exchange.
As part of its contribution, UN Environment recently published three important reports:
- Overview Report I: Worldwide initiatives to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs as of July 2017
- Overview Report II: An overview of current scientific knowledge on the life cycles, environmental exposures, and environmental effects of select endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs as for July 2017 + Chemical Fact Sheets as of July 2017
- Overview Report III: Existing national, regional and global regulatory frameworks addressing Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) as for July 2017
Interested stakeholders are highly recommended to give them a good read!