In recent years the EU has recognised endocrine disruptors (EDs) as important potential hazards to human health and the environment. A report commissioned by the European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions (PETI) presents the current state-of-science on endocrine disruption. The key concepts are discussed, as well as the extent of human ED exposure, existing EU sectorial regulations (or lack thereof), and recommendations for future development. Of note are the urgent need for the development and validation of ED test methods, the cross-sectorial management of EDs (given widespread and varied human exposures), and prioritising investigations e.g. into the mechanisms and dose-response of ED-induced effects in humans.

European Parliament (2019). Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs. Directorate General for Internal Policies of the Union. Endocrine Disruptors: from Scientific Evidence to Human Health Protection. PE 608.866 – March 2019.

https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/5594283b-5a05-11e9-a60e-01aa75ed71a1/language-en/format-PDF

 

The above items were taken from the May 2019 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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