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Endocrine Society Newsmakers in December

USA Today‘s Diagnosis: Diabetes Magazine—Dollars & Cents: Experts suggest ways to offset rising insulin costs Clinical Affairs Core Committee Chair Robert Lash, MD, discussed the importance of using diabetes medications as directed in the national newspaper’s digital magazine on diabetes. Le Monde —Perturbateurs endocriniens : la fabrique d’un mensonge (Endocrine disrupters: the manufacture of a...
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European Commission Proposal on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Fails to Protect Public

Endocrine experts say new regulations unable to properly identify harmful chemicals The Endocrine Society expressed disappointment today in the European Commission’s revised proposal on defining and identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), citing unnecessarily narrow criteria for identifying EDCs that will make it nearly impossible for scientists to meet the unrealistically high burden of proof and protect...
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Members in the News: Teresa Woodruff Participates in Reddit AMA

EarlyCareersWoodruff Former Endocrine Society president Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago, yesterday participated in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on the social media site Reddit. The platform allows the participant to field questions from “Redditors,” so we’d thought we’d share some of the highlights below. Of course, each...
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Endocrine Society Weighs in on TSCA Implementation

The Endocrine Society has been engaged in reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act and is closely following implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. On August 22, the Endocrine Society submitted comments to the EPA with recommendations to address deficiencies in the existing regulatory approach. Our recommendations included...
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Exposure to Chemicals Released During Fracking May Harm Fertility

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to altered hormone levels, ovarian development in mice.  Prenatal exposure to chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, may threaten fertility in female mice, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology. The study was the first to find a link between chemical exposure and adverse reproductive and developmental...
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Warning Signs: How Safe Is “BPA Free?”

BPA Free While stickers are showing up declaring certain products “BPA Free,” that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily safe. Could bisphenol S be even worse than the compound it is supposed to be replacing? Last month in California, customers in the checkout lines in grocery stores started seeing warning signs that read, in part: “Many food and beverage...