EU opens invitations to ED conference
The European Commission is inviting interested parties to register by May 19th for a conference on the identification of endocrine disruptors (EDs) in agrochemicals and biocides. The conference, “Endocrine disruptors: criteria for identification and related impacts”, will take place in Brussels, Belgium on June 1st. It is part of the Commission’s long-running and controversial project to develop a system for identifying and regulating pesticides that are EDs. Disagreements continue over the science behind the identification methods, the categorisation of different levels of EDs, and the impact on the availability of pesticide products.