EDCs News


EDC criteria update (27/02/17)

REACH identifies four EDCs (20/02/17)

Progress update | Safer Chemicals (20/01/17)



EDC criteria - European Commission consultation biocide regulation (29/07/16)

REACH Committee approves use of DEHP in recycled PVC (25/04/2016)

EDC-Free Europe Calls on Environment Ministers to act on EDCs (29/02/16)

Watch | HCWH Europe Deputy Director on Dutch TV Show 'Radar' (09/02/16)

European Commission Committed to Presenting EDC Criteria before Summer 2016 (08/02/2016)


European Commission 'Breached Law' on EDCs Criteria Definition Delay (17/12/15)

18 NGOs Co-Sign Letter to MEP regarding Upcoming Medical Device Regulation Negotiations (12/11/15)

New Podcast | HCWH Europe at SAICM ICCM4 (03/11/15)

First in vitro tests of PVC-free Blood Bags have started at Karolinska University Hospital (28/10/15)

PVC free Blood Bag Webinar Taking Place on October 22nd (07/10/15)

HCWH Europe Welcomes the Endocrine Society's Scientific Statement on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (28/09/15)

HCWH Release Position Paper & Infographic about Pharmaceuticals at SAICM ICCM4 (28/09/15)

Prenatal exposure to phthalate DEHP affects development of baby boys (19/02/15)

Sustainable healthcare in 2015: What to expect from HCWH Europe (14/01/15)


Joint Intervention at SAICM Open Ended Working Group meeting (15/12/14)

Demands for an EDC-free Europe in open letter to President Juncker (21/11/14)

Registration now open for webinar on EDCs in healtcare (28/08/14)

EU experts unable to agree on EDC threshholds approach (01/08/14)

Protection of environment & health must be at the centre of EDC governance in Europe (23/06/14) 

Expressions of interest for consultancy services on safer alternatives to phthalates and Bisphenol A in medical devices (19/05/14)

Dutch report reveals millions of syringes are leaching BPA and BADGE (24/03/14)

Europe needs to increase its effort to reduce cancer rates through changes in environmental policies (04/02/14)


Victory in the European Parliament for the ban of hazardous chemicals in medical devices (22/10/13)

ENVI Committee supports the phase out of hazardous chemicals in medical devices (26/09/13)

European healthcare professionals and patient groups want to end the use of hazardous chemicals in devices (10/09/13)

HCWH Europe launches Declaration on Safer Medical Devices (27/06/13)

Minor Victories Offer Hope for Public Health (24/06/13)

Increasing momentum for Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): relevant actions at EU level (09/04/13)

Towards a European healthcare that does no harm to citizens and the environment (22/03/13)

European Parliament calls for effective legislation to minimize risks from endocrine disruptors (13/03/13)

The European Parliament calls for better protection of human health from Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) (23/01/13)


France's important move towards phasing out phthalates in Medical Devices (13/10/12)