17-Nov-2023                             - Last updated on                                 17-Nov-2023 at 12:04 GMT

French authorities label vitamin D as endocrine disruptor

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17-Nov-2023 - Last updated on 17-Nov-2023 at 12:04 GMT

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The publication followed the previous identification of cholecalciferol an ED during its assessment by the European Chemicals Agency under the Biocides Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.​

The decision forms part of a new objective to inform consumers of the presence of disruptors in their purchased products, based on the French AGEC Act on waste reduction and the circular economy.

However, concerns have been raised over the impact of the new labelling requirement and the possible deterring effect it may have on consumer trust and consumption of vitamin D products and supplements amid significant widespread deficiencies.

Unlike other vitamins, vitamin D is a hormone and as such, it acts on the endocrine system. If our intake is too high, the endocrine balance can be disturbed, which can have harmful effects on health. The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) points out that serious effects have already been observed in humans following vitamin D overdose​.

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