Estimates of Human Cost Burden from Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Grossly Exaggerated by Gregory Bond and Daniel Dietrich

Government authorities in the EU and U.S. continue to wrangle with how best to identify and regulate potential endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). In an effort to influence those efforts, the Endocrine Society, an association representing endocrinologists and endocrine researchers, published a series of economic papers in 2015 and 2016 that estimated …
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Current Test Methods Detect Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Potential by Douglas Wolf

Since the mid 1990s, a significant amount of research and international regulatory efforts have been applied to develop test methods to identify endocrine-disrupting chemicals. But questions continue to be raised by some groups about the adequacy of these methods that have been validated by international consortia. While scientific understanding and …
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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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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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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 …