The “common sense” intervention by toxicology journal editors regarding proposed European Union endocrine
disrupter regulations ignores scientific evidence and well-established principles of chemical risk assessment. In this
commentary, endocrine disrupter experts express their concerns about a recently published, and is in our
considered opinion inaccurate and factually incorrect, editorial that has appeared in several journals in toxicology.
Some of the shortcomings of the editorial are discussed in detail. We call for a better founded scientific debate
which may help to overcome a polarisation of views detrimental to reaching a consensus about scientific
foundations for endocrine disrupter regulation in the EU.