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.
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.