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Contact: Aaron Lohr                                                   Contact: Valerie Denney

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

 

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 !

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).

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