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EDC Lists Often Hazardous Unto Themselves

“In 2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) commissioned the International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP) to research and identify every “list of EDCs” that had been published to date – including from governments, private groups, and others – and compile them into a single chemical database,” notes the American …
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An Appeal for the Integrity of Science and Public Policy

This October 2016 editorial in the journal Toxicology is signed by nearly 200 scientists working in toxicology or related fields. They assert concern “for the erosion of scientific principles in the purported validation of experimental evidence, which is manifest in arguments disguised as true science. “Such arguments are used to …
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A Comprehensive Review of Regulatory Test Methods for Endocrine Adverse Health Effects

Development of new endocrine disruption-relevant test methods has been the subject of intensive research efforts for the past several decades, prompted in part by mandates in the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act. While scientific understanding and test methods have advanced, questions remain on whether current scientific methods are capable of …
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There is no Evidence that Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affect our Health by Agnes Wold

“The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, together with certain scientists, has successfully hammered home the message to the Swedish people and our politicians that everyday life, even in our safe Swedish nursery schools, is full of poisons,” wrote Agnes Wold, Ph.D., professor in clinical bacteriology at the University of Gothenburg in …
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Regulatory Predictability Needed for an Industry Committed to Innovation by Howard Minigh

“The world’s population is growing by 80 million people every year and if nothing changes, by 2050 we will need our finite resources to meet the demands of two billion more people,” wrote CropLife International CEO Howard Minigh in a Jan. 3 editorial on AgriBusinessGlobal.com. “Making the food security challenge …
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But, Who’s Really Manipulating the Science on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals? by Gregory Bond

“On November 29, an op-ed article, co-signed by 94 scientists, and entitled “Let’s Stop the Manipulation of Science” was published in Le Monde,” wrote Gregory Bond, Ph.D., consulting epidemiologist and adjunct professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., USA, in an article on …
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Endocrine Disruption: Where Have we Been, Interpretation of Data, and Lessons Learned from Tier 1

This paper is one of five in a “Special Series on Endocrine Disruption: Chemical Testing, Risk Assessment Approaches and Implications” about the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) focused topic meeting held 4-6 February, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C., USA. The series addresses 1) the status of the United States Environmental …
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Endocrine Disruptors: Science is More Potent Than Politics by Scientists for Scientific European Commission Regulation

A large group of scientists from across various sectors are supporting an appeal to the European Commission regarding its proposed regulation to establish criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), noted Eurativ.com on 14 September 2016 as a preface to an editorial by Christopher J. Borgert, Daniel R. Dietrich, Gio Batta Gori, …
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Deepening Uncertainty on How the EU May Regulate Supposable Endocrine Disruptors by Gio Batta Gori

“The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) convened an international group of scientists on April 11e12, 2016, aiming at reconciling contrasting arguments on whether and how the EU Commission could regulate substances called endocrine disruptors (EDs) as a distinct class of hazards,” wrote Gio Batta Gori, D.Sc., M.P.H., in an online editorial in Regulatory …
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Allowing Pseudoscience into EU Risk Assessment Processes is Eroding Public Trust in Science … by Daniel Dietrich et al.

“Imagine we are beamed back into the 12th century and are staying overnight at a country tavern. We, by our clothes, are met with both curiosity and hostility from the tavern regulars. In the middle of the night, we are roughly wakened by the owner and some of his men and directly accused …
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The American Chemistry Council provides information about the science, public policy discussion and perspectives on exposures to natural or man-made substances and any potential effects on the endocrine system. It also lists important scientific papers.