Here Are the 1,000+ Chemicals France Considers Endocrine Disruptors

Here are the Chemicals France Considers Endocrine Disruptors

Are chemicals like plastics, flame retardants, and pesticides safe? That all depends on who’s evaluating them.

France officials take a harder stance on chemical safety than we do here in the U.S. – the EU placed restrictions on neonicotinoids, the pesticides linked t declining bee populations, while U.S. regulators have been slow to limit its applications.

Now, France has released a list of more than one thousand pesticides and personal care products that it claims are all potentially dangerous human endocrine disruptors.

Compiled by the offices of France’s Ecology and Agriculture ministers, the release of the list comes just a few weeks after the European Commission’s vote on defining endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which will now allow France to pull offending products from the nation’s stores and force manufacturers to replace the chemicals.

Endocrine disruptors have been linked to metabolic disorders, reproductive and developmental issues, and even some forms of cancer.

This is the first page of the list. To see all the chemicals, go here and here.

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