Introduction to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) A Guide for Public Interest Organizations and Policy-Makers by Andrea C. Gore, PhD, David Crews, PhD, Loretta L. Doan, PhD, Michele La Merrill, PhD, MPH, Heather Patisaul, PhD, and Ami Zota, ScD, MS To raise global awareness about endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) the Endocrine Society and IPEN have joined together … Read more
Could the everyday objects in your life be making you sick, fat or infertile?
Chemicals called endocrine disruptors have crept into plastic packaging, kid’s toys, detergents, building materials, even your favourite couch.
They can interact with your body’s hormonal system and some scientists are concerned about their impacts on your health.
When it comes to climate change, reptiles and humans alike need a healthy and biologically diverse world to thrive Scientific AmericanBy Andrea C. Gore on March 22, 2019We Are All Tortoises The carcasses of five tortoises lie in a makeshift morgue in the shed. These were among 63 eastern box tortoises seized at JFK airport … Read more
Opinion Avoiding Toxic Consumption During the Holidays By Andrea Gore November 20, 2018 Would you voluntarily expose yourself to hundreds of chemicals, many untested? You might be surprised to learn that you, your family and even your pets are doing exactly that. Over 150,000 chemicals have been synthesized since World War II. At that time, … Read more
Some everyday compounds can interfere with the proper function of our hormones. Such endocrine disruptors can have profound impacts on health.
Sperm counts have been falling around the world for the last several decades. In some regions, such as Europe and North America, the counts are down as much as 60 percent. What could account for this dramatic drop?
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Executive Summary to EDC-2: The Endocrine Society’s Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals A. C. Gore, V. A. Chappell, S. E. Fenton, J. A. Flaws, A. Nadal, G. S. Prins, J. Toppari, and R. T. Zoeller Pharmacology and Toxicology (A.C.G.), College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78734; Division of the … Read more