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European Commission Hosts Second Stakeholder Forum on EDCs

On December 17-18, the European Commission hosted the second annual forum on endocrine disruptors. The annual forum was established following the Nov. 7, 2018 Commission Communication “Towards a Comprehensive European Union (EU) Framework on Endocrine Disruptors.” The forum brings together scientists, policy makers, and public and private stakeholders with expertise on endocrine disruptors to exchange...
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Endocrine Society, OECD Partner to Influence EDC Regulation

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental economic organization comprising 37 member countries. Among its activities, the OECD is engaged in international efforts to control endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Specific initiatives include the development of harmonized assays, methods, and approaches for use by member countries for assessing and regulating EDCs. For several...
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New Report Shows Plastics are a Pervasive Source of EDCs

IPEN ES Plastics Guide Cover Web Social Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that threaten human health. An authoritative new report, Plastics, EDCs, & Health, from the Endocrine Society and the IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network), presents a summary of international research on the health impacts of EDCs and describes the alarming health effects of widespread contamination from...
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Third Rock from the Sun: Endocrinology and Climate Change

Dan_Oppenheim Endocrine News speaks with Daniel Oppenheim, MD, who represents the Endocrine Society on the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, which consists of dozens of medical associations that have joined together to heal the planet as well as their patients.   The Endocrine Society recently joined nearly 30 medical associations who make up the...
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Endocrine Society Advocacy Win: European Commission Includes Endocrine Society Recommendations in Chemical Strategy

On October 14, the European Commission issued a Communication describing the European Union’s “Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment,” as part of the EU Green Deal. The strategy is designed to be the foundation for the most significant update to Europe’s chemical regulations in more than a decade. The Endocrine Society has advocated...
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Endocrine Society Welcomes European Commission’s Chemical Strategy

The Endocrine Society welcomed the European Commission’s new Chemical Strategy for Sustainability and its measures to protect the public from endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The communication was released Wednesday as part of the European Green Deal.  The strategy is designed to be the foundation for the biggest update to Europe’s chemical regulations in more than a decade. The chemical strategy commits to a hazard identification for endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including strict measures to prevent them from being used in consumer products. In...
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Lack of Key Considerations in FDA Food Chemical Safety Process Leaves Consumers at Risk of Chronic Diseases

Agency and industry must evaluate cumulative health effects of classes of related food chemicals. Today, a group of health, environmental, and consumer organizations challenged the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) practice of not accounting for the cumulative health effect of chemicals in the diet when allowing new chemicals in food.  Over 60 years ago, Congress passed a law requiring that FDA and industry do just that. Unfortunately, an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) investigation of nearly 900 safety determinations found that only one considered the requirement in a meaningful way....

Endocrine Disruptors: Research And Articles

Endocrine disrupting chemicals are a serious risk to the modern individual. Found in everything from food to household decor, these chemicals cause serious problems with hormone production and hormone balance, and as such cause health problems when consumed in large quantities.

Doctors and patients alike need to understand the latest research and resources surrounding endocrine disruptors so they can properly decide treatment and prevention methods to protect endocrine health. Endocrine News has compiled the most resent reports, research and articles on this topic on this page for your convenience.

Articles on Endocrine Disruptors

On this page, you will find a number of articles on endocrine disruptors from trustworthy sources in the endocrinology field. As a doctor, you can use these articles to provide important information to your patients to help them better protect their hormone health. You can also access these articles to update your understanding and knowledge of endocrine disrupting chemicals as you seek to provide your patients with the best possible care and advice.

In addition to helping doctors, these articles help patients. Patients can access these articles to study endocrine disruptors for themselves; learn more about health concerns, like reproductive disorders and obesity, which are linked to these chemicals; and learn about how to avoid the chemicals in day-to-day life.

Recent Research into Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

In addition to informational articles, this page has a collection of research and studies into endocrine disruptors, their effects and steps one can take to avoid them. These research studies are pioneering knowledge and a better understanding of the full impact of these dangerous chemicals.

Expert Opinions on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Finally, the Endocrine Disruptors page on Endocrine News features expert opinions from leading doctors and endocrinology research groups on the subject of endocrine disruptors. By visiting this page regularly, doctors can remain well informed about new opinions on this important topic.