Whether you are a trained endocrinologist or concerned consumer, this Glossary of Terms is designed to help you advance your own personal understanding on the science of toxicology and its relevance to public health debates related to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Definitions are presented in three formats – Simple, Advanced, and Expanded – to help readers find information that will match their appropriate training or background in the subject.

After exploring these terms, clinicians in particular may wish to visit this site’s Clinician Q&A page, which is intended to help inform sound doctor-patient dialogue on the alleged health risks associated with chemicals that can interact with the endocrine system.