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A Toxics-Free Future


Scientists urge UN to take action on chemicals in consumer products and pesticides

Today, a group of influential scientists called for swift action by the UN system to prevent harm from a wide variety of synthetic chemicals in consumer products and pesticides that play a role in increased incidences of reproductive diseases, cancer, obesity, and type-2 diabetes worldwide.The scientists include authors of a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), which underlines the urgent need for global action to address the dangers of hormone or endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

Read the entire press release.

For more information, see the Endocrine Society's Scientific Statement and UNEP-WHO's "State of the Science" report on endocrine disrupting chemicals.