On 20 March, EFSA’s Scientific Committee published its opinion on the scientific criteria for the identification of endocrine disruptors and on the appropriateness of existing test methods for assessing the effects of these substances on human health and the environment. The opinion concludes that risk assessments would be the best way to decide how to deal with endocrine disruptors. According to the Scientific Committee, levels of concern should be determined both by the risk assessment and by the protection goals set in risk management.

The opinion is available via the following link: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/3132.pdf