Watch more on YouTube:
Watch an interview with MEP Christel Schaldemose on endocrine disrupters in consumer goods (recorded on the 29th of April 2011 in the EU Parliament)
Ban endocrine disrupters in consumer goods
Join us in the fight against endocrine disrupters in consumer products. We’ve achieved quite a bit in Denmark as you can see below, but we need more focus on this issue in the rest of the world.
To subscribe to our newsletter and to hear more about our campaign, please contact:
Senior Environmental Officer, Claus Jørgensen: email@example.com
The Danish Consumer Council wants to ban endocrine disrupters in consumer products.
We started focusing on cosmetics. Here's a list of EDCs found in cosmetics:
Below you can read about the results of our efforts and all our international newsletters on the subject.
- Newsletter 14 - April 15th/2013
- Combination of EDCs in cosmetics increases risk
- Endocrine disrupter BHA common ingredient in chewing gum in Denmark
- Petition for ban against EDCs in consumer goods
- ‘EDC free’-website launched
- Newsletter 13 - Sepember 10th/2012
- Newsletter 12 - August 23rd/2012
- Newsletter 11 - March 30th/2012
- Newsletter 10 - January 13/2012
- Newsletter 9 - August 30/2011
- Newsletter 8 - May 4/2011
- Newsletter 7 - April 1/2011
- Newsletter 6 - February 28/2011
- Newsletter 5 - February 16/2011
- Newsletter 4 - January 11/2011
- Extra Newsletter - November 25/2010
- Newsletter 3 - November 19/2010
- Newsletter 2 - August 31/2010
- Newsletter 1 - May 17/2010
Facts and results since the start of the campaign
- 17 chemicals – Focus on 17 chemicals used in cosmetics and are on the EU list of suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
- More than 2,400 text messages with the list of the 17 EDCs sent by the Danish Consumer Council to the consumers
- 1,100+ cosmetic products which contain one or more of the 17 EDCs were reported by Danish consumers
- 63 companies have phased out (July 2012) – they are no longer using the 17 EDCs or any other chemicals on the EU list - See the list
- 1 global company - IKEA - have phased out the 17 EDCs
- 3 bans in Denmark:
Ban # 1: Bisphenol A banned in baby bottles and packaging for food materials for children.
Ban # 2: Butyl- and Propylparaben banned in personal care products for children under the age of 3.
Ban # 3: Four phthalates banned in consumer goods
- 1 ban in the EU - Bisphenol A banned in baby bottles
The Danish campaign started in november 2009 and is still ongoing.
In July 2011 a similar campaign has started in Switzerland. In November 2011 a campaign started in Norway, where the Norwegian Consumer Council launched an app for iPhones, where you can scan the barcode of cosmetics and personal care products and find out if the product contains EDCs.
In March 2013 we focus on EDCs in food starting with the antioxidant BHA. Our first case is BHA in chewing gum. Read more in the 14th newsletter.