Protecting children from EDC exposure workshop

27 Mar 2015 | Driebergen

Protecting children from EDC exposure workshop

The Dutch LIFE project, ‘ChildProtect-Life’ (LIFE12ENV/NL/000833-!yq46Rk), is holding a workshop on Friday 27 March at the Cultuur- en Congrescentrum Antropia, Landgoed de Reehorst, Hoofdstraat 8, 3972 LA Driebergen, on REACH, the EU’s chemical legislation, and the issues surrounding exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), the project beneficiary, along with IVAM and BabyBeGood, are holding the workshop – Slimme oplossingen voor het vermijden van zorgwekkende stoffen/Smart solutions for avoiding substances of concern – for the producers and retailers of products for pregnant women and children. The full-day event will include presentations from representatives of WECF, IVAM and BabyBeGood, followed by breakout sessions on specific issues and a concluding plenary session.
The project ‘ChildProtect-Life – Protecting Children’s Health ( from Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals’ is aiming to speed up the implementation of EU environmental regulations on the substitution of EDCs, in line with the EU 2020 goal of minimising adverse effects of chemicals on public health. It is developing innovative and multi-sectorial modular ways of carrying out measures and voluntary actions that protect children and pregnant women. EDCs can be harmful to human health and are linked to testicular, prostate and breast
cancer as well as fertility problems (reduced sperm quality), hypospadias (abnormality in male genitalia) and early puberty.

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