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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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Epidemiologists Need to be More Like Michael Phelps Than Mark Spitz by Carol J. Burns

1 September 2016 I was glued to my television this August watching the Rio Olympics.  Beyond the medal counts, I enjoyed the personal vignettes about the athletes.  Equally compelling to me were stories about the contribution of science to sports.  I was amazed that experts in physics and computer science …
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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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Low-Dose Effects and Non-Monotonic Dose-Responses in Regulatory Science by Daland R. Juberg and Sue Marty

28 July 2016 In recent years, there has been significant discussion around low-dose effects (LDEs) and non-monotonic dose-response (NMDR) curves, particularly relative to endocrine disruption. For example, there are claims that crop protection products are associated with LDEs and NMDRs, which question whether current human exposure limits are adequate. These …
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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 Disruptors: Science Should Underpin, not Undermine, EU Decisions by Jean-Charles Bocquet

2 May 2016 The crop protection industry is firmly founded on science and innovation; this allows us to make significant contributions not just to the European economy, but also to solving some of the biggest challenges facing society today, such as food security. Unfortunately, this contribution is often not fully …
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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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Sound Science Must Drive Public Discussion on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals by Howard Minigh

12 April 2016 With ongoing public discussion of endocrine disruptors (EDs), questions are being raised about the state of the science on key issues and testing of chemicals for the assessment of potential endocrine-disrupting effects. Crop protection products are among the chemicals evaluated for such effects. In fact, crop protection …
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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 …