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Endocrine Society Delivers Statement to INC Regarding EDCs

November 14, 2023

Dear Chair and Members of the Committee,

"My name is Marina Fernandez; I am researcher from Argentina and member of the Endocrine Society’s delegation. As this is our first intervention, I would like to thank Kenya for hosting INC3 and for the opportunity to speak today. We commend and thank the Secretariat for the development of the zero draft and appreciate the hard work that has been instrumental in bringing us to this point. As an 18,000 member scientific and medical professional society with expertise in hormone biology, our aim is to work with the Committee to ensure that the instrument achieves its public and environmental health objectives by minimizing exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (also known as EDCs), many of which are commonly used as additives in plastic products. We support the principles identified by the Scientists Coalition for an Effective Plastics Treaty, and other independent scientists groups, including the need for a clear mandate for intersessional work, and for a robust conflict of interest policy."

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