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The entry into force of CETA will lower the standards of protection against dangerous endocrine disrupting chemicals.

The European Commission is already lowering EU standards of protection against dangerous endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs),and has expressly acknowledged that its decision-making was influenced by ‘mounting’ pressure from EU trade partners. The entry into force of CETA will only make matters worse. There is a high likelihood that CETA would put the decision-making powers of the EU and its Member States in a straitjacket by prioritising trade interests over people’s health and the environment.

35 public interest organisations has sent a letter to the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety in the European Parliament. pdf Read the full letter here >> (401 KB)