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Endocrine disruptor

Commentary: Identifying the "bad actors"— new challenges for the evaluation of endocrine disrupting chemicals

Environmental Health News - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
With more than 100,000 chemicals on the global market, it is a tremendous challenge to identify those that might cause harm to humans or wildlife.

European Commission releases draft for endocrine disruptor criteria

Crop Protection News - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The European Commission recently released a draft for establishing specific criteria on endocrine disruptors. The draft shows a lean towards precaution instead of solid scientific principles including previous endocrine policy programs and well ...

Endocrine Disruptors: The Science Stinks. The Term Ain't Much Better.

American Council on Science and Health - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Let's say that the NIH puts out a bounty on bad science, and offers a reward for every bad study that is exposed. OK- you can stop laughing now.

Toymakers Take the Lead On Sustainable Plastics

Triple Pundit (registration) (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎
Many of the chemicals used to give plastic their flexibility—plasticizers as they are known—have been shown to be endocrine disruptors and linked to the development of tumors, birth defects and developmental disorders. Both the United States and the ...

Five questions: The everyday chemicals that could be harming you

Philly.com - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
European officials recently took another step in the difficult process of regulating - and potentially banning - endocrine-disrupting chemicals, a growing concern because of links to health problems including infertility, birth defects, diabetes and ...

Roundup ill effects well documented

West Hawaii Today - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Its effects include endocrine disruption, alteration of populations of gut microbes, reproductive harm, DNA damage, liver damage,kidney damage,and cancer promotion.
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10 hazardous chemicals in consumer products the EPA should regulate now

Treehugger - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
“It's important that the agency act promptly to eliminate or reduce Americans' exposure to industrial compounds linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption and other health problems.” To start with, the EPA has 90 chemicals known to pose health ...

EWG Lists the Top 10 Toxic Chemicals EPA Should Review Now

Environmental Working Group - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
“It's important that the agency act promptly to eliminate or reduce Americans' exposure to industrial compounds linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption and other health problems.” For many chemicals on the list, action is long overdue. For ...

A Little Vitamin D and Some Sun Protection

Wicked Local - ‎18 hours ago‎
Many of the suncreens contain toxic chemicals including parabens and oxybenzene, both known to be EDCs (endocrine disruptors). I personally love the sunscreen from Beautycounter, a company with whom I have aligned over this past year. The products ...

'Brexit will provide regulatory approaches to crop protection chemicals on robust risk assessment'

FarmingUK - ‎20 hours ago‎
"This approach was reinforced in June this year when the EU Commission advocated hazard-assessment rather than risk-assessment to identify endocrine disruptors. "The consequence of this will be the removal of many important - and safe-in-use ...
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Fears for embryos exposed to food container chemical

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Ingested through contaminated food and drink or even by handling receipts, BPA is considered an endocrine disruptor: a class of chemicals that interfere with the normal hormonal processes in the body.

Non-Toxic Nail Polishes: Exclusive Interview With Tenoverten Salon Owner Adair Ilyinsky [VIDEO]

Fashion Times - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
"It is very troubling that nail polish being marketed to women and teenage girls contains a suspected endocrine disruptor," study co-author Johanna Congleton, Ph.D., MSPH, a senior scientist at EWG, said in a news release. "It is even more troubling to ...

The rise of epigenetics

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Exposures will include endocrine disruptors and metals. “TaRGET II will look at what specific classes of chemicals do to epigenomes in those tissues.

Columnist purveys toxic roundup of 'facts'

Cape Cod Times (subscription) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is an endocrine disruptor, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer has designated it a probable human carcinogen.

High Acetaminophen Level in Men May Delay Pregnancy

Medscape - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Time to pregnancy (TTP) was longer in couples in which the men had high concentrations of acetaminophen in the urine than it was among couples in which the men had low concentrations of the commonly used pain reliever, according to a report published ...

EWG Lists the Top Ten Toxic Chemicals EPA Should Review Now

Common Dreams (press release) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
"It's important that the agency act promptly to eliminate or reduce Americans' exposure to industrial compounds linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption and other health problems." For many chemicals on the list, action is long overdue. For ...

EU Commission asks for feedback on EDC criteria proposal

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The European Commission is holding a public consultation on its proposed scientific criteria for the identification of endocrine disruptors, for biocidal and plant protection products. It says feedback collected will be taken into account, when the ...

Echa round-up

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Italy has submitted its proposal to Echa for restricting the manufacturing and industrial use of n,n-dimethylformamide (DMF). A previous intention was withdrawn (CW 3 August 2015).

Gender, Growing Importance in Diabetes Treatment, Study Says

Nature World News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
"Also endocrine disruptors, meaning hormone-active substances, become increasingly important," Jürgen Harreiter, co-researcher of the study, said.

Scientists follow NGOs, Nordic states in criticising EU EDC criteria

Chemical Watch (subscription) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A group of 15 European and US researchers has written to the EU's Health and Food Safety Directorate to criticise recent proposals for identifying endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). The scientists single out two major concerns. First, that the ...
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