The United Nations says SIN List is a frontrunner
Two years ago, a draft version of a report reviewing different initiatives for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) was published. But, after receiving huge amounts of criticism from industry it fell into oblivion. Or so it seemed anyway.
Now the final report has been launched, together with two complementing reports.
They were written for the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) by the International Panel on Chemicals Pollution, and focus on reviewing existing initiatives for identifying and regulating EDCs.
The report highlights three initiatives, of the 28 reviewed, as having the most robust and transparent approaches.
“We are glad that the SIN List is once again recognised as the robust and scientific resource that it is”
The SIN List is one of them, the other two are the Candidate List and a Danish evaluation of the SIN List.
“We are glad that the SIN List is once again recognised as the robust and scientific resource that it is. We know that when it comes to identifying EDCs it is especially appreciated, as very few sources like this exist”, comments Dr. Anna Lennquist, Senior Toxicologist at ChemSec.
“These reports provide a good overview on available information about individual substances”
The second report contains detailed information about the 45 chemicals that were selected, including information on life cycle, exposure, biomonitoring and use. The third one maps regulatory initiatives on a global scale.
“These reports provide a good overview on available information about individual substances, as well as the regulatory situation in the world today”, says Dr. Anna Lennquist and concludes:
“However, the late publication is an example of just how difficult it is to get anything moving in this field due to certain industry lobbying”.