Dutch TV program Zembla reveals huge societal costs of EDCs

12.06.15 |


On 10 June 2015, Dutch television program Zembla broadcasted a critical documentary about EDCs for the second time. This time, it revealed the current delay of EDC policy in the EU and at national level, showing how industry interests are overruling human health interests.
Interviews were conducted with investigative journalist Stéphane Horel, Dutch MEP Gerbrandy, and several professors (Andreas Kortenkamp, Martin van den Berg and Juliette Legler). The industry has traditionally cried wolf that a strict EDC policy would result in high costs. The experts countered this point by presenting the skyrocketing costs of health care, due to lack of preventive action.
WECF was tweeting actively during the television program, and received positive responses from several parliament members. Dutch health minister Schippers, however, once again showed reluctance in recognizing the problem of EDC exposure and refused to respond to the questions asked by Zembla journalists. WECF will continue to put pressure on the government to develop a stricter EDC policy.
Watch the documentary here. It is in Dutch but many interviews are in English.

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