Tag Archives: Endocrine Disruptors

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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UN Publishes List of Endocrine Disruptors

UN Environment has published three reports that summarize the scientific status of substances that disrupt the endocrine system. The reports document possible solutions, legal and political initiatives, and a list of 45 chemicals, such as phthalates, bisphenols and parabens, that … 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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