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Libération, Oct. 8, 2015
"How Brussels screwed up European sperm." Libération dedicated its front page Thursday to an in-depth story about how the European Union has failed to restrict the use in every day products of endocrine disruptors, which researchers say are responsible for cancers, diabetes and poor sperm quality.
Manufacturers use parabens, phtalates, bisphenol A and other endocrine disruptors in the production of such items as plastic containers, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The French daily accuses the EU of being well aware of their impact on the human hormone system, yet looking the other way under pressure from industrial giants.
A commission was supposed to reach a decision by 2013, but as Libération writes, two years later "industrial lobbying has won."