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Criteria for assessing whether the substance is a phase-out substance - Endocrine-disruptive substances

There are no generally accepted criteria as yet for endocrine-disruptive substances. An assessment is made on a case-by-case basis. Guidance is provided for instance in the Chemicals Inquiry report (SOU 2000:53) Non-Hazardous Products, Annex 5. Work is in progress internationally, for instance within the OECD (EDTA – Endocrine Disrupters Testing and Assessment Task Force) to develop standardised test methods so that substances with endocrine-disruptive properties may be identified.