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Endocrine disrupters – consumer protection by soft regulatory measures

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During the 2010 Danish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers environment and health was a prioritized subject. The aim was enhanced Nordic information exchange. To support this aim a number of Nordic workshops were held to strengthen the capacity building and discuss future regulatory aspects in the area of endocrine disruptors, combination effects, and soft regulatory measures and effective risk communication. One of the workshops held in November focused on soft regulatory measures to reduce the exposure of sensitive population groups to chemicals, with a special focus on endocrine disruptors. This report describes the workshop presentations, the ensuing discussions, and the outcome.

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Summary

The aim of this Nordic Workshop was to strengthen the capacity building and exchange information of the use of soft regulatory measures for consumer protection in Nordic countries. Of particular interest to this workshop was the use of alternative measures to reduce consumers’ exposure to endocrine disruptors.

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