Chemical trade group dismisses WHO report on endocrine disrupting chemicals

PRW REPORT

Published: February 21, 2013 1:14 pm ET
Updated: February 21, 2013 1:16 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Government & Legislation

BRUSSELS -- The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has criticized the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report on the dangers of human exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Hubert Mandery, council secretary of ICCA, summed up his organization's core criticism: "The report fails to meet the standards expected for sound scientific work." Chemical substances undergo rigorous scientific scrutiny regarding possible toxicological or ecotoxicological effects, he added.

The WHO/UNEP report suggests that several effects on human health are linked to environmental exposure to chemicals without proof of a causal relationship, ignoring the important role played by other factors such as lifestyle, according to ICCA.

Brussels-based ICCA encouraged both governments and intergovernmental agencies to use consistent and objective criteria for evaluating studies and a transparent framework for evaluating the overall weight of the scientific evidence.

This means that agencies should consider all relevant safety data and not rely simply on one piece of information, the organization added.


Comments

Chemical trade group dismisses WHO report on endocrine disrupting chemicals

PRW REPORT

Published: February 21, 2013 1:14 pm ET
Updated: February 21, 2013 1:16 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story

Market Reports

Plastics in Automotive: Innovation & Emerging Trends

This special report newly released by PN and sponsored by The Conair Group examines current trends in the use of plastics in automotive, materials innovations and the changing landscape. It includes a review of legislative/regulatory activity impacting vehicle development and lightweighting, market opportunities & challenges for mold and toolmakers, innovative design strategies being implemented by major OEMs and suppliers, as well as a review of key indicators in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events