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Endocrine disruptor

Providing guidance on criteria for endocrine disruptor legislation in Europe

Science Daily - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In the report, "Scientific Issues Relevant to Setting Regulatory Criteria to Identify Endocrine Disrupting Substances in the European Union," the authors demonstrate that there is wide acceptance of the World Health Organization definition of an EDC as ...
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Soy: Natural Antimicrobial Agent or Endocrine Disruptor?

American Council on Science and Health - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
On one point of the fringe triangle, homeopaths like Joe Mercola insist soy derivatives are endocrine-disrupting compounds; those phytoestrogens behave as weak estrogen mimics or as antiestrogens.

Europe bans two endocrine-disrupting weedkillers

The Guardian - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Use of Amitrole and Isoproturon will now be banned from 30 September across Europe, after an EU committee voted unanimously for the first ever ban on endocrine-disrupting herbicides. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the ...
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Flooding flushes oil, fracking chemicals into Texas rivers

Austin American-Statesman - ‎4 hours ago‎
There are potential carcinogens that can lead to leukemia, brain cancer and other endocrine disruptors that can affect premature births.

PMRA upholds registration of 2,4-D

Alberta Daily Herald Tribune - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
... not a single regulatory agency in the world mandated with protecting public health identifies 2,4-D as a human or animal carcinogen,” says the website 2,4-D.

NGOs call on SC Johnson to stop using fragrance ingredient

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Studies have shown the substance to be present in the Great Lakes and in humans, and it is a potential endocrine disruptor, they say.

Does canned food cause cancer? - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
BPA is classified as an endocrine disruptor, which means it can interfere with the hormone systems of mammals. But regulatory authorities around the world, including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the US Food and Drug Administration and ...

Is your nail polish dangerous?

Mother Nature Network - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
“It is very troubling that nail polish being marketed to women and teenage girls contains a suspected endocrine disruptor,” said study co-author Johanna Congleton, Ph.D., MSPH, a senior scientist at EWG. “It is even more troubling to learn that their ...

'Breakthrough' hailed in EDCs logjam

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Scientific experts, from both sides of the endocrine debate, have agreed a “consensus statement” on identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which will be passed to the European Commission to support its work compiling regulatory criteria.

BPA determined to have adverse effects on couples seeking in vitro fertilization

Science Daily - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
BPA is one of the highest volume endocrine disrupting chemicals used in commerce, with current estimates determining that more than 7.7 million tons of the chemical being are produced each year.
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The real benefit of electric motoring

Malay Mail Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
NMHC are non-methane hydrocarbons that encompass a variety of substances, some of which can be harmful to human health as endocrine disruptors and carcinogens. For now, EVs and plug-ins are somewhat stalled in Singapore. Typically, they cost more ...

Potency has no role in identifying EDCs, experts suggest

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Potency should not be used to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), according to experts from Europe and the US, led by Rémy Slama from the Institut Albert Bonniot in Grenoble, and including Andreas Kortenkamp from Brunel University.

EFSA to Review BPA Chemical Again

Food Ingredients First (press release) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
There is evidence linking BPA to disturbances in the human endocrine system, which is a network of glands that regulates the release and the level of hormones in the body. EFSA previously reviewed new scientific information on BPA exposure and toxicity ...

US EPA's David Dix on the agency's approach to EDCs

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The US EPA has been at the forefront of employing sound science for screening and testing of chemicals for endocrine-disrupting potential. Much has happened over the past 20 years, since the broader scientific community became aware that chemicals may ...

Fracking: US study warns of toxic chemical risks

The Ferret (registration) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
There are fresh fears about fracking Scotland's central belt after scientists in the US discovered dangerous levels of toxic chemicals downstream from a fracking site.
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EFSA wants to review the chemical BPA, again

EurActiv - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Endocrine disruptors pose a substantial risk to public health, yet the European Commission has dawdled time and again on introducing measures that would finally limit their use.

New York Environmental Carpetbaggers Get Schooled By California Science

American Council on Science and Health - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Everyone talks about recycling water, and for good reason. It is a fine idea, especially in a state like California, which is primarily desert.

3 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

EcoWatch - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Other common deodorant ingredients with potential hazards are triclosan (an antibacterial that acts as a powerful endocrine disruptor), disodium ExDTA (unharmful alone, but helps the body better absorb active ingredients like aluminum) and BHT (a ...

Could chemicals in your makeup make you fat?

eMaxHealth - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
BPA that is found in plastics have been implicated for their ill health effects and as a potential endocrine disruptor. The researchers wanted to see what effect BBP had on fat cells.

EU approves use of recycled plastics containing DEHP

Reuters UK - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
DEHP is an endocrine disruptor and can pose toxic threats to the reproductive system. Recycled plastics are commonly used in shoes and floors.