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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EU EDC Criteria May Further Limit African Farmers’ Toolbox by Stella Simiyu

Africa, the second most populous continent, is home to 1.2 billion people, accounting for about 15 percent of the world population. About half of Africans are considered poor.[1] Their dependency on agriculture accounts for about 25 percent of gross domestic product and 60 percent of livelihoods.[2] This means that for …
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Publications Result from SETAC Workshop on Endocrine Active Substances by Lisa Ortego

There has been a great deal of polarization between scientists, both in the research and regulatory arenas, regarding risk assessment of endocrine active substances. Some scientists and regulators support that risk assessment approaches are applicable to these substances and others propose there is too much uncertainty regarding them so they …
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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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Endocrine Disruptor Testing in U.S. and EU: Achieving Regulatory Goals by Tessa Scown

As global concerns over the possible human health and environmental effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) has grown, so have concerted efforts by the European Union, United States, other regulatory authorities and global organizations (e.g., OECD) to develop adequate tests and assessment frameworks to evaluate substances for endocrine disruption (ED) potential. …
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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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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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Food Production Superpower Rejects Regulatory Disruption by Mauricio Rodriguez

12 January 2017 Latin America is home to 635 million people,[1] accounting for nearly 9 percent of the global population.[2] This vast region also possesses 40 percent of the planet’s biodiversity,[3] which – combined with sustained growth in agricultural production – makes it the world’s main food pantry. In recent …
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Science ‘Undisrupted’ with U.S. Regulation of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals by Jay Vroom

1 December 2016 The ongoing dialogue about how to establish if endocrine-disrupting chemicals may have an effect on human health and the environment is like much of the conversation we have about science in general today: hazard versus risk. The crop protection industry has a duty to objectively assess the …
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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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