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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

A new publication, "Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: State of the Problem and Steps Forward," prepared by Chapaevsk Medical Association (Russia), Eco-Accord (Russia) and IPEN, provides generalized information on impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on human health, sources of EDCs releases, and their human exposure routes.

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As governments, industry and public interest groups from across the globe prepare to meet next week to discuss endocrine disrupting chemicals and other international chemical safety issues, the Endocrine Society and IPEN released a new guide documenting the threat endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) pose to human health.

Press Release: New Resource on Health Threats Posed by Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals Released on Eve of International Chemical Safety Meeting (English / Español

A Guide for Public Interest Organizations and Policy-Makers

by Andrea C. Gore, PhD, David Crews, PhD, Loretta L. Doan, PhD, Michele La Merrill, PhD, MPH, Heather Patisaul, PhD, and Ami Zota, ScD, MS

BPA (Bisphenol A) is an organic molecule that was first synthesized in 1895. It is a synthetic estrogen, and has two forms: one is polycarbonate and is sometimes used in plastic baby bottles, and the other is epoxy resins, used in the linings of some food and beverage containers, dental sealants and numerous other consumer products.

 

IPEN Participating Organization Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) launched figures today showing that exposure to endocrine disruptors may be responsible for up to €31 billion per year in health costs in the European Union.

IPEN Participating Organization Génération Futures and the network Réseau Environnementale Santé (RES) have issued a press release wecloming a new report from the French national assembly asking for more urgent action nationally and from the European Union on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), and outlining their expectations. Read the whole release here

Communiqué de presse

Paris, le 26/02/2014 

Perturbateurs Endocriniens : un rapport qui doit faire date !

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