Sweden’s Environment Ministry has issued a statement indicating that it intends to bring legal action against the European Commission for delays in adopting the scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors, a necessary step in their regulation. Minister Lena Ek said, “It is a serious matter, not least with regard to the protection
of young children, that the Commission is delaying this important process. I am also concerned that the Commission does not make a clear distinction between what science says about the intrinsic characteristics of these substances and the consequences of a substance being identified as an endocrine disruptor.” See Swedish Prime Minister’s Office Press Release, May 23, 2014.