Trasande-led human health impact and cost estimates attributed to endocrine disrupting chemical exposure completely unfounded, researchers show

Peer-reviewed paper published in Archives of Toxicology reports substantial shortcomings with underlying methodology, casual disregard of scientific principles More

Sensible And Pragmatic Proposal For Implementing The EC’s Criteria For Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

The ECETOC proposal should be received favorably as it represents a sensible and pragmatic approach to what otherwise could be an overly complicated process. More

Publications result from SETAC workshop on endocrine active substances

To try to reach a consensus on appropriate approaches for establishing environmental safety for endocrine active substances, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) ... More

Is America’s Sperm Crippled by Chemicals?

Following the lead of a New York Times article, numerous headlines have emerged blaming endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) as the source of an emerging male ... More

Current test methods detect endocrine-disrupting chemical potential

Collectively, existing test methods are fully capable of detecting and characterizing potential adverse effects – whether directly due to interacting with the endocrine system, effects ... More

The Trouble Lies Not In Our Sperm, Poor Nick

The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof plays up a non-existent threat to sperm from trace exposures in the environment. More

Letter to the Editor: Limitations, uncertainties and competing interpretations regarding chemical exposures and diabetes

The Trasande et al paper fails to meet standards for good practices in scientific reporting: stating the limitations of the underlying data, clearly articulating uncertainties, ... More

A Critical Review Of Flawed Claims Made In AIM Declaration On EDCs

AIM makes a number of claims of health effects attributable to EDCs that are highly speculative – i.e., the evidence is hardly as convincing as ... More

Nature editorial ‘exploits public anxiety’ on endocrine disruptors

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Endocrine science: Will the real “manufacturers of doubt” please stand up?

By blaming others for “manipulating the science,” the authors of the Le Monde op-ed may actually be pointing the finger at themselves. More

But, Who’s Really Manipulating The Science On Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals?

The EDCs debate is highly controversial and polarized with serious questions raised on both sides about exactly who is, in fact, manipulating the science. More

Science “Undisrupted” with U.S. Regulation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

We hope that the EU will look at the U.S. system as a model with its own chemical regulation. Moving from a hazard-based approach to ... More

When Salt Is An Endocrine Disruptor, The Term Is Officially Meaningless

The Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences published a new study entitled, "Interactive effects of road salt and leaf litter on wood frog sex ... More

Exposure to EDCs in the U.S. and EU: What They’re Saying about the Alleged Health Care and Lost Earnings Cost Estimates

A series of recent economic analyses by Trasande et al. attempts to sound an alarm in both the U.S. and European Union over staggering health ... More

Do Endocrine Disruptors Really Cost Us Hundreds Of Billions?

It’s a scary prospect—everyday items are costing our country billions. Unfortunately, like many other headline-generating studies, this paper is based on flawed science. More

‘Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals’ Are Not A Global Health Scourge

Leonardo Trasende is an activist scientist, trotting out junk science at rapid speed to further his political, policy, and regulatory goals. That includes his latest, ... More

Headline Hype or Sound Science? New Study Claims U.S. Loses $340B a Year to Chemical-Related Health Problems

A recent study has been grabbing headlines with the claim that health issues related to chemical exposure could be costing the U.S. around $340 billion ... More

Time Magazine Promotes Superstitious Chemophobia

Time magazine is reporting a correlational study that claims to have sufficiently tortured the data, ah, quantified the economic harm that these estrogen-fueled epidemics is ... More

ACC Comments on Lancet Paper Alleging Significant U.S. Health Care Costs from Exposure to EDCs

Today’s release is the latest in a series of papers in which Dr. Trasande and his colleagues demonstrate a casual indifference toward scientific principles, yet ... More

ShiFt happens, but it’s not always good science

Rather than making discoveries that established science cannot explain, advocates are simply making new allegations, using unique interpretations that have already been rejected by established ... More

Pharma industry says EDC criteria need a risk-based approach

Sini Eskola, Director of Regulatory Affairs at the EFPIA, told Manufacturing Chemist that the industry welcomed the guidance and appreciated that the content was based ... More

Scientists Call for ‘Potency Comparisons’ in EDC Criteria

The European Commission's criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) should allow for potency comparisons with natural hormones and human pharmaceuticals, according to more than ... More

NIEHS 25 Year Celebration Of Endocrine Research — Some Progress, But An Even Greater Opportunity To Deliver Clarity

It would be helpful if NIEHS would publicly endorse EPA's EDSP program and the WHO/IPCS definition of an EDC and emphasize the importance of having ... More

ACC: NIEHS celebrates 25 years of endocrine disruptor research – we ask, what’s to celebrate?

Today, misinformation and public confusion over EDCs runs rampant, and a slew of products ranging from sunscreen to plastic food containers are potentially at risk ... More

An appeal for the integrity of science and public policy

We, scientists and signatories of this appeal assert our concern for the erosion of scientific principles in the purported validation of experimental evidence, which is ... More

Endocrine disruptors: science is more potent than politics

A large group of scientists from across various sectors are supporting an appeal to the European Commission regarding its proposed regulation to establish criteria for ... More

ICCA Urges UNEP to Withdraw Endocrine Disruptor List

The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is calling for the UN Environment Programme to withdraw, or significantly revise, its draft review of lists of ... More

What They’re Saying about the EU Commission Criteria for Identifying EDCs

The omission of potency on the part of the European Commission is so concerning that more than 70 scientists, EU and US citizens, industry groups ... More

Deepening uncertainty on how the EU may regulate supposable endocrine disruptors

Hazard-based regulations without dose-potency attributes are lame propositions, likely to lean on the imaginary scenario of one cell, one molecule, one hit and one macroscopic ... More

Comments Submitted to the EU Commission on Proposed Criteria for Identifying EDCs

Points 3.6.5.2 and 3.8.2 in ANNEX 1 of the Draft Regulation propose three criteria for a substance to be considered an endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC). ... More

EU safety regulations: Don’t mar legislation with pseudoscience

We are concerned that some of the European Union's processes for setting safety regulations for chemicals are being influenced by media and pseudoscience scaremongering. Pseudoscience ... More

EU Commission Criteria on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals — A Deft Political Compromise?

Any way you slice the proposed EC “scientific criteria”, they strike those of us who have been steeped in the issue for decades and who ... More

Scientific group comments on release of EU criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals

The Endocrine Policy Forum (EPF), a consortium of scientific and regulatory experts coordinating industry participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Endocrine Disruptor Screening ... More

A decision by the EU to ignore potency would cause needless disruption to regulators, industries and consumers

The debate on endocrine disruptors in the EU is more political than scientific. A decision to ignore the question of potency would cause needless disruption ... More

Distinguished European Scientists Challenge Endocrine Pseudoscience

Last week I wrote about how a consensus statement released by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on criteria for identifying endocrine ... More

TERA: Endocrine disruption ‘not a new kind of hazard’

Slama et al. (2016) recently published a paper on issues relevant to setting regulations for endocrine disrupting substances in the European Union.1 The ... More

ACC: BfR statement ‘reinforces several key principles that would underpin a risk-based approach to regulating EDCs’

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) says the EU would benefit from incorporating validated tests, such as those used in the US EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening ... More

We’re Not In Europe Any More: BfR Statement On EDCs Embraces The Risk-Based Approach

Last week the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) released a consensus statement on criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that could input ... More

BfR ‘consensus statement’ on EDCs reinforces 5 key principles underpinning risk-based model of regulation

When reports surfaced last month that nearly two dozen scientists had gathered in Berlin to reach an “expert consensus” on how to identify endocrine disrupting ... More

Study: Does GLP enhance the quality of toxicological evidence for regulatory decisions?

here is debate over whether the requirements of GLP are appropriate standards for evaluating the quality of toxicological data used to formulate regulations. A group ... More