Health and Environment Impacts of Endocrine Disruptors
Chemicals examined in landmark UN-Report
Some substances can alter the hormonal system
Human exposure can occur in a number of ways
More research is needed
- 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 exposed.
- 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 emerging economies.
For more information please contact:Nick Nuttall
UNEP Spokesperson and Director of Communications (Nairobi)
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WHO Communications Officer, Department of Communications
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WHO Communications Officer, Public Health and Environment
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