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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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Clarifying Doubt About Endocrine-Related Science by Howard Minigh

This 18 February 2016 letter to the editor of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology expresses concern regarding comments made towards the crop protection industry in the December 2015 commentary by Bergman et al. (2015) entitled “Manufacturing Doubt About Endocrine-Related Science: A Rebuttal of Industry-Sponsored Critical Comments on the WHO/UNEP Report ‘State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting …
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Endocrine Disruption: Regulatory Testing and Assessment of Crop Protection Products

Within the ongoing debate concerning the regulation of endocrine disruptors, increasingly questions are being raised regarding the current testing of chemicals and whether this is adequate for the assessment of potential endocrine-disrupting effects. This document by CropLife International describes the current testing approaches for crop protection products and outlines why …
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CropLife International Policy Perspective on Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruption is an issue that continues to garner significant public, political and scientific interest. It can be technically complex, critical aspects are often confused and there remain diverging points of view amongst scientists and regulators worldwide. As an important stakeholder, the crop protection industry addresses in this paper key …

European Crop Protection Association Video on Making Sense of Endocrine Disruption

What are endocrine disruptors? Endocrine interaction does not necessarily mean endocrine disruption. In fact, it can be neutral or even positive, depending on the dose, exposure and physiological condition of the body. So when is interaction considered disruption? Watch this video to find out.

European Food Safety Authority Video on Endocrine System and Food Safety

The endocrine system consists of glands and organs that produce hormones to regulate our body and its functions. Substances that behave like hormones are called endocrine active substances. If present in food, these substances can interact directly or in-directly with the body’s endocrine system. Such ‘endocrine activity’ is one of …
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European Crop Protection Association on Regulating Endocrine Disruptors: What are key Issues?

When it comes to regulating hormone-active substances, finding the right balance is key. We need to protect human health and the environment, and it is right that endocrine disruptors, with the potential to do harm, are regulated in such a way to prevent that harm from occurring. But many products …

European Food Safety Authority Video on Chemicals in Food: Establishing Safe Levels

Our bodies, our environment and our food are all made up of chemicals. Most of the chemicals in food are harmless or even beneficial such nutrients like proteins, fats and fibre. However, some chemicals in food can pose a risk if we are overexposed to them. That is why scientists …
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Joint Statement from Industry Stakeholders on Review of WHO-UNEP 2012 Report on Endocrine Disruptors

The chemicals industry is committed to the protection of human health and the environment. The American Chemistry Council, European Chemical Industry Council, CropLife America, CropLife Canada, CropLife International and European Crop Protection Association believe that chemicals policy should be based on a thorough, systematic and objective evaluation of current science. …

European Food Safety Authority Video on Chemical Mixtures and Food Safety

Food may contain different chemicals, both natural and man-made. The number of combinations is infinite and the sources many: food, medicines or consumer goods like cosmetics. But exposure to multiple chemicals is not harmful under normal levels of exposure. High margins of safety used in current regulatory systems address potential cumulative effects …

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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.