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France Intensifies Battle Against Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

The French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition (Ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire) and the Ministry for Solidarity and Health (Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé) have published a strategy paper (French only) against endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC). The authors define three areas of action:  To provide the public with more-comprehensive information on … Continue reading

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EU-Sponsored Project: Risks of EDC Mixtures Underestimated

Mixtures of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) conceal health risks that are significantly higher for children than the risks posed by individual chemicals. That’s the result of an EU-sponsored project, EDC-MixRisk, whose findings were presented in a workshop, The Chemical Cocktail Challenge, at the end of … Continue reading

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EU Publishes Road Map on Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine substances (EDC – Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals) are materials that affect the body much like hormones and that harm the organism. Many environmental contaminants are suspected of having hormonal effects, including: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) Special pesticides and biocides like DDT … Continue reading

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