"Scientist With Extensive Industry Ties Quits EU Advisory Panel"

"A German scientist who is critical of the European Union’s plan to regulate chemicals and has extensive financial ties to regulated companies has resigned from a key scientific committee of the European Commission."

"Wolfgang Dekant was one of 18 scientists who authored a controversial editorial that criticized Europe’s plans to regulate hormone-disrupting chemicals. A September investigation by Environmental Health News revealed that Dekant and 16 others had collaborations with companies and industry trade groups. A professor at the University of Würzburg, Dekant resigned last month from the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks, which provides scientific opinions to EU decisionmakers on various topics. Dekant, who has served as an expert for the European Commission since 2000, said he resigned on his own initiative."

Stéphane Horel reports for Environmental Health News October 15, 2013.

Source: EHN, 10/15/2013