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Patients Could Be Exposed to EDCs in Medications, Medical Supplies

Health care providers may unintentionally expose patients to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by prescribing certain medications and using medical supplies, according to a perspective published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Exposure to EDCs, chemicals that disrupt the body’s natural hormones, is most often associated with industrial pollution, contaminated food and water, or personal and home care products. Less appreciated is the fact that some medications and medical...
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Endocrine Society Argues for Inclusion of EDCs in EU Chemicals Strategy

In May, the European Commission released a roadmap outlining plans for a Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Chemicals Strategy, which will form a component of the European Green Deal, seeks to “reduce the risks associated with producing and using chemicals” by improving the European Union (EU) regulatory process and strengthening the regulatory framework for harmful...
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BPA Exposure Leads to Abnormal Estrous Cycle and Folliculogenesis, Mouse Study Finds

Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), even at environmentally low doses, disrupts the preovulatory luteinizing hormone (LH) surge and leads to abnormal estrous cycle and folliculogenesis, according to a study recently published in Endocrinology. This disruption is reversible following adult exposure, but it persists into adulthood after neonatal exposure. Researchers led by David Lopez-Rodriguez, MSc, at the neuroendocrinology...
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Lavender Oil May Lead to Abnormal Breast Growth in Young Girls

Abnormal breast growth in young girls is linked to lavender oil exposure, according to a recent study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Previous research has associated breast growth in boys with lavender-containing fragrances. This study, “Lavender Products Associated With Premature Thelarche and Prepubertal Gynecomastia: Case Reports and EDC Activities,” is the first to report abnormal breast...

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.