Endocrine-Distruptors Starting to Worry UNEP and WHO
From Science Daily: Effects of Human Exposure to Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Examined in Landmark United Nations Report
Feb. 19, 2013 — Many synthetic chemicals,
untested for their disrupting effects on the hormone system, could have
significant health implications according to the State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WHO.
Some substances can alter the hormonal system.
Human exposure can occur in a number of ways.
More research is needed.
The study makes a number of recommendations to improve global
knowledge of these chemicals, reduce potential disease risks, and cut
related costs. These include:
- Testing: known EDCs are only the 'tip of the iceberg' and more
comprehensive testing methods are required to identify other possible
endocrine disruptors, their sources, and routes of exposure.
- Research: more scientific evidence is needed to identify the
effects of mixtures of EDCs on humans and wildlife (mainly from
industrial by-products) to which humans and wildlife are increasingly
- Reporting: many sources of EDCs are not known because of
insufficient reporting and information on chemicals in products,
materials and goods.
- Collaboration: more data sharing between scientists and between
countries can fill gaps in data, primarily in developing countries and
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