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ECPA posts Endocrine disruptor letter

Fruitnet - ‎May 13, 2016‎
European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) director general Jean-Charles Bocquet has written an open letter on behalf of the organisation, urging any regulation on Endocrine disruptors to be rooted in scientific fact. With the EC currently producing a ...

EU glyphosate tantrum could leave people exposed to cancer risk

EurActiv - ‎19 hours ago‎
As a result, the European Commission asked glyphosate producers to submit studies by 1 August 2016 to prove that the herbicide is not an endocrine disruptor. Like carcinogens, endocrine disruptors are banned under EU pesticide law, although the EU is ...

Opening: tribute to Marco Pannella

European Parliament (press release) - ‎14 hours ago‎
A statement by the Commission on "Endocrine disruptors: state of play following the Court judgment of 16 December 2015" will be added as fourth item, after the Council and Commission statements on "Transatlantic data flows".

Study on pesticide-thyroid link

Times of India - ‎9 hours ago‎
We also need to find out if other endocrine disruptors, such as pesticides and chemicals, trigger imbalance in the hormone.

How Do You Regulate Something That You Don't Understand?

American Council on Science and Health - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) are defined as having the potential to alter one or more functions of the endocrine system and cause negative effects in an organism, and/or its babies.
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Why Green Critics Are Wrong

Yale Environment 360 - ‎15 hours ago‎
The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming techniques, increasing the amount of corn ethanol in U.S.

Can a drug make you transgender? - ‎1 hour ago‎
After many calls and emails to other medical professionals, even those who do believe endocrine disruptors play a role in gender identity later in life were hesitant and ultimately refused to speak on the subject because of a lack of data and properly ...

Commission may offer defining criteria on hormone disruptors by June

EurActiv - ‎May 23, 2016‎
After a delay of more than two years, the criteria defining hormone disruptors could be presented at the meeting of the College of European Commissioners on 15 June, Le Monde reported on Friday (20 May).

Endocrine disruptors: motion of censure on the Commission lapsed

European Parliament (press release) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The motion of censure drafted by Piernicola Pedicini (EFDD, IT) said that the Commission has failed to comply with its legal obligation to publish scientific criteria for defining endocrine disruptors. It was initially signed by a sufficient number of ...

Post-menopausal women 'more sensitive to PBDEs'

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎12 hours ago‎
Epidemiological evidence suggests that some PBDEs are endocrine disruptors, interfering with thyroid hormone action, reproduction and neurodevelopment.

Color Run concerns: Chemicals in the powder

1011now - ‎13 hours ago‎
You may not be familiar with endocrine disruptors. We weren't either. The chemist who tested our powder, Dr. Sing Chong, says the research is a little hazy and that concerns him the most.
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Apply Safely--A Sunscreen Safety Guide

Huffington Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
This hormone-disrupting chemical is easily absorbed into the bloodstream. In a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, oxybenzone was detectable in 97 percent of the population.

EU must harmonise FCM rules, says environment committee

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎18 hours ago‎
... said Susanne Melior from Germany's S&D group. Others questioned whether revisions to the FCM framework should take place, before criteria for identifying chemicals as endocrine disruptors (EDCs) are established. Echoing several MEPs, Ms Boylan said ...

Your exposure to this chemical during pregnancy may cause your baby girl to be obese - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The results suggest that BPA - which is a known endocrine disruptor, interfering with the body's hormonal balance - could affect how fat cells are formed in early life and alter a baby's metabolism.

Endocrine disruptors : motion of censure on the Commission announced in plenary

European Parliament (press release) - ‎May 12, 2016‎
The European Court of Justice recently ruled that the Commission had breached EU law by failing to publish scientific criteria for defining endocrine disruptors, as a first step towards reducing exposure to them. MEPs have repeatedly urged the EU to ...

Endocrine Disruption: A New Strategy?

Science 2.0 - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Slama et al. (2016) recently published a paper on issues relevant to setting regulations for endocrine disrupting substances in the European Union.

Unsafe at Any Dose: Chemical Safety Failures from DDT to Glyphosate to BPA

CounterPunch - ‎May 24, 2016‎
So the big and urgent question is this: if chemical bans are ineffective (or worse), what should anyone who wants to protect themselves and everyone else from flame retardants, pesticides, herbicides, endocrine disruptors, plastics and so on - but who ...

I Tried 7 Natural Deodorants and a Few of Them Actually Worked

Yahoo News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Other worrisome ingredients in typical antiperspirants include dimethicone (linked to reproductive toxicity), cyclopentasiloxane (a known endocrine disruptor), and propylene glycol (a possible skin irritant). All of that was inspiration enough to ...

Danish NGO finds 'suspected EDCs' in toothpaste products

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎May 12, 2016‎
In a recent NGO study of 32 toothpaste products on the Danish market, five received a 'red rating' on the grounds that they contain substances such as triclosan and certain parabens.

Contaminated Concord site could threaten Acton drinking water

Wicked Local - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Rockwell said during the board's May 23 meeting that dioxane is a carcinogen and endocrine disruptor, but the dioxane at 2229 Main St. does not affect Concord's drinking water, because it travels in a direction away from the town's wells.