Saturday, August 13, 2016

Regulating Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Could Improve the Health of the Next Generation

By Christina Rudén and Laura Vandenberg, Environmental Health News | Op-Ed

With more than 100,000 chemicals on the global market, it is a tremendous challenge to identify those that might cause harm to humans or wildlife. One class of chemicals, endocrine disruptors (chemicals that interfere with natural hormones), is receiving significant attention in the United States, European Union, and elsewhere.

Expert panels from the United Nations Environment Programme and World Health Organization, the Endocrine Society, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and others have concluded that the evidence linking endocrine disrupting chemicals to human diseases is strong.

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